When hackers breached Sony Pictures, exposing the secrets of the company's highest ranking officers, as well as some celebrities, they also released the personal information of hundreds of current and former employees. The employees wanted compensation for the damages they suffered with the spilling of their personal information online.
The former employees and Sony reached "an agreement in principle to settle all of the claims of the putative class against [Sony Pictures Entertainment]," read a court filing first reported on late Wednesday by Deadline.
The settlement now needs to be approved by the court, and there are still no details of it. If approved, it would bring an end to a lawsuit that combines seven different claims by former employees, whom were trying to organize a class-action suit.
According to the FBI, North Korean hackers
were behind the hack
, allegedly to punish Sony for the grotesque comedy movie The Interview, in which Seth Rogen and James Franco get sent to North Korea to kill Kim Jong-un.