Newswire: Sony settles in hack attack class-action lawsuit

The infiltration and hack of Sony’s servers last year ignited a firestorm over inappropriate studio executive comments, dumb ideas for movies, and almost spared us from having to see The Interview. The hackers also issued threats to movie theaters as well as leaking emails, social security numbers, and the private medical records of Sony employees and their families. The breach was so damaging that it led to the ouster of Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal. Now, Variety reports, Sony is going to pony up to the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit that made the same argument that Forbes did: namely that it was dumb Sony’s own fault for not protecting its digital security.

The lawyers for the plaintiffs filed a statement, confirming, “On September 1, 2015, plaintiffs and SPE reached an agreement in principle to settle all of the claims of the putative class against SPE.” The …

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