A settlement of up to $8m damages between Sony and employees has been granted by a US judge. Sony agreed to reimburse their employees up to $10,000 each affected by the 2014 cyber attack. “Guardians of peace” hackers broke into Sony’s computers and tried to stop the release of North Korean-focused comedy The Interview. 

The hackers gained access to Sony’s network and stole a lot of vital information including internal information such as emails and copies of films which was yet to be released. 

Employees that were affected by the attack sued Sony in December 2014 and blamed the company of how they were unable to protect the personal information of its workforce.