Sony settles lawsuit with employees about hacking




Sony has the suitable lawsuit by employees and former employees aanspanden following the widespread hacking in November 2014. Sony goes up to $ 10,000 to individuals whose identities were stolen.

In total, an amount of $ 8 million, about 7 million associated with the settlement. Of that amount, $ 3.5 million set aside to reimburse the legal costs of the employees aanspanden the case. Employees who were victims of credit fraud get up to $ 1000 per person, Sony will pay up to $ 2 million to this group. Victims of identity theft get paid up to $ 10,000 to a maximum of $ 2.5 million is reached.

At the big hack on Sony Pictures did not just lie much business on the street, including personal data and e-mails of employees came out. Early September was already known that a settlement would be made there, but now, all amounts are disclosed. The settlement must be approved by a judge.

Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertaiment, called the settlement “a major positive step which we leave behind the internet attack us.” Kazuo Hirai, the umbrella ceo, says Sony Pictures ‘stronger and more resilient’ has become after the hack and although the morale of staff “for a short time” is impaired, he suggests that the business impact was small.


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