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Notice from Sony to Current and Former Employees of SPE Affiliated Companies


Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) experienced a significant systems disruption on Monday, November 24, 2014.  SPE has determined that the cause of the disruption was a brazen cyber attack. After identifying the disruption, SPE took prompt action to contain the cyber attack, engaged recognized security consultants and contacted law enforcement. SPE learned December 1, 2014, that the security of certain personally identifiable information about its current and former employees may have been compromised.

SPE has made arrangements with a third-party service provider, AllClear ID, to offer 12 months of identity protection services at no charge to potentially impacted current and former production employees of SPE or an SPE affiliated company. Please contact AllClear ID directly to initiate the enrollment process and/or learn more about their services. (In US and Canada: (855) 731-6013, Outside of the US and Canada: (512) 201-2183.)

Please note that in most cases, current production employees will be able to enroll in the AllClear ID services immediately. If you are a former production employee you will be asked to provide the following information in order to confirm your eligibility for AllClear ID services.

  • Legal First and Last Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Capacity in which you worked for or with Sony Pictures or an affiliated company
  • Whether your worked on a TV or motion picture production (or other)
  • Name of production (if applicable)
  • Union affiliation (if applicable)
  • Position/title
  • Approximate dates you worked for or with Sony Pictures or an affiliated company
  • Location: (city and state, or country)

Due to the high volume of inquiries, it may take several days (generally 2-4 business days) for AllClear ID to validate your eligibility. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

Potentially affected individuals can review the full text of the individual notifications and learn other information about how to protect yourself from identity theft and other potential loss at”


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