Sony must face negligence claims

30th June 2015 by

Sony Pictures Entertainment has failed in an attempt to have a professional negligence claim against it thrown out.

The claim, which is being brought by nine ex-employees, relates to the high-profile cyber attack that hit the studio in the wake of its release of The Interview, a film about an assassination attempt on North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un.

The judge in the US court said that the claimants were free to pursue their allegations that Sony Corporation had been professionally negligent in failing to ensure adequate security from cyber “hack” attacks.

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