Sony Pictures CEO says employees shouldn't be worried about the future

Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says employees should not be afraid of studio's future, as major data breach won't bring them down.

Published Mon, Dec 15 2014 11:05 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM CST

Sony Pictures Entertainment employees heard from company CEO Michael Lynton and co-chair Amy Pascal during an open town hall meeting on Monday. The company is still painfully suffering after a major data breach led to emails stolen, employee personal information leaked, and other disruptions to its business.

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"This will not take us down," Lynton said during the town hall meeting in front of employees. "You should not be worried about the future of this studio."

Lynton apologized that employee personal information and medical records were stolen - and then posted online - by the cybercriminals. During the two sessions held on Monday, there were no question and answer segments for employees to ask questions to Lynton or Pascal.

The FBI and cybersecurity firm Mandiant are helping SPE investigate the significant data breach, which was originally blamed on North Korea.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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