Thursday 29 September 2016

Sony Pictures hacking case settlement approved

Published 06/04/2016 | 21:11

Employees' private information was stolen in the data breach
Employees' private information was stolen in the data breach

A judge has approved a multimillion-dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach.

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The US government blamed the hack on North Korea.

US district judge R Gary Klausner ruled on the agreement that gives roughly 437,000 people impacted by the breach identity theft protection to 2017.

Highly sensitive personal information about current and former Sony Entertainment employees was stolen and posted online in the 2014 hack.

An exact value of the settlement is not yet available.

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace broke into company computers and released thousands of emails, documents and sensitive personal information.

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