[ISN] Sony insurer says it's not liable for breach-related costs

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 01:15:09 -0500 (CDT)

By Jaikumar Vijayan
July 21, 2011

One of Sony's insurers has asked a New York court to absolve it of any 
responsibility for defending or indemnifying Sony against claims arising 
from the recent data breaches at the company.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Zurich American Insurance Company argued 
that Sony's insurance policies did not cover liabilities arising from 
incidents such as data breaches.

Zurich Insurance asked the New York Supreme Court to declare that the 
insurer had no obligation to defend Sony or to respond to its insurance 
claims related to the breaches.

The suit comes amid mounting legal claims against Sony over massive data 
breaches of its PlayStation Network (PSN), the Sony Online Entertainment 
(SEO) network and the Sony Pictures network. The breaches, first 
disclosed by Sony in April, resulted in the compromise of account data 
belonging to close to 100 million users.


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