The Ol’ Dog just received this in a SAG-AFTRA e-mail.
Dear SAG-AFTRA Member,
As has been widely reported, Sony Pictures Entertainment was recently hacked, and confidential information from their computer systems was stolen and may be publicly accessible. Sony has indicated that this compromised data may include certain personally identifiable information about current and former employees of Sony and SPE affiliated companies. This potentially includes SAG-AFTRA members who have worked or are working on Sony productions.
Sony has asked SAG-AFTRA to forward the below message to our members to let you know what they are doing about this matter. Part of Sony’s response is to offer one year of identity protection, at no charge, to a present or former employee who requests it and who fits certain criteria they have established.
Please note: While we appreciate any effort taken to protect our members who may be affected, SAG-AFTRA has not had any involvement in the selection or vetting of the identity protection service being offered. In addition to reviewing the below message to determine whether you qualify for the service offered by Sony, we encourage all potentially affected members to take reasonable steps to monitor your credit profile and protect your identity.
If you have questions regarding this message, please call (323) 634-8110.
Sony’s message containing information regarding their offer of these services is below.
“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.
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 your 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.
For address changes, removals, and misdeliveries, please follow the procedures at:
“Look although the Ol’ Dog has done lots of Sony Pictures during his three decade career of doing movies, he will not be intimidated by these thugs.
To prove that, he has has published his photo above. And yes some of those movies were “Talkies!”
The Ol’ SAG Watchdog
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