Tuesday December 10, 2019

Preliminary $8 million settlement for Sony employees

Sony agreed to reimburse employees up to $10,000 apiece for identity-theft losses

26th November, 2015
Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace broke into company computers last year Credit: Bloomberg

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million US between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the company's computers last year.

US District Judge R. Gary Klausner provided the preliminary approval Friday and scheduled a final approval hearing for March.

CBC News reports that, under the deal, Sony agreed to reimburse employees up to $10,000 apiece for identity-theft losses, to cover the...

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