Judge approves settlement in Sony Pictures hacking case
LOS ANGELES - 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.
The U.S. government blamed the hack on North Korea.
U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled Wednesday on the agreement that gives roughly 437,000 people impacted by the breach identity theft protection through 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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