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Sony Pictures issues letter warning Directors Guild of Canada

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Sony Pictures has issued a letter to members of the Directors Guild of Canada warning them that their personally identifiable information may have been compromised.

The notice affects people who have worked on previous Sony Productions dating back as far as the early 90s to the present day. Attached to the notice is a PDF with some of the affected productions.

After hackers managed to steal terabytes of private data from Sony’s servers the fallout is now reaching other countries as international film crews are asked to double check their personal records.

Sony Pictures is providing 12 months of free identity protection coverage to affected production staff.

Notice from Sony Pictures Entertainment to DGC Members

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 AllClearID services:

  • Legal First and Last Name
  • Email 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 between 2-4 business days) for AllClearID 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.

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