As the PlayStation Network recovers from back-to-back hacker attacks, Sony will face a lawsuit filed by three men alleging Sony was well aware of the inadequacy of its security system. According to a Reuters report, the litigation was filed earlier this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Felix Cortorreal, Jacques Daoud Jr., and Jimmy Cortorreal, all of New York, said in court documents that Sony "knew that its inadequate security systems placed it at an increased risk for the attack, which directly and proximately caused the theft of its customers' personal information and a month long interruption" of PSN.

The plaintiffs alleged that while Sony spends "lavishly" on the security of development servers and intellectual property, they failed to safeguard the interests of customers by not securing their sensitive personal data.

The three said, Sony fired "a significant number of employees immediately before the security breach," in order to cut costs.

The lawsuit asks for reimbursement for PlayStation consoles, PSN fees, restitution, "exemplary damages," and "appropriate credit monitoring."