Sony has reached a Class Action Settlement for its PSN Data Breach (good article here Preliminary $15M Settlement Reached in Sony PSN Data Breach Class Action).
The Data Breach happened in 2011 and since then Sony has been hit by all manor of Data Protection agencies and now they appear to have settled on a class action in the USA.
However the actual final hearing on whether the settlement was fair is in May 2015 which means the sorry Sony story will have been kicked around for over 4 years.
Every time the story appears Sony users and the security industry do a double take to make sure that it isn’t “another data breach” which further impacts the reputation of the organisations.
Data Breaches have a habit of lingering like bad odours and organisations should think about that when planning their approach to Cyber Security.