Sony Pictures Entertainment has released the following statement directed to all Members that have been employed by the Company.
Please follow the directions below as Sony Pictures Entertainment works to correct the issue and protect their employee’s private information that may have been compromised.
We encourage all Teamsters Local 399 Members that have been employed by Sony Pictures Entertainment to follow the direction below taking the necessary steps to protect all personal and professional information.
“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 on 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.
AllClear ID US/Canada: (855) 731-6013
Outside of US/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
- Email Address
- Capacity in which you worked for or with Sony Pictures or an affiliated company
- Whether you worked on a TV or Motion Picture Production (or other)
- Name of production (if applicable) • Union Affiliation (if applicable)
- 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 between 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 sonypictures.com.”