A US judge has granted approval to a settlement of up to $8m (£5m) damages between Sony and employees affected by the 2014 hack of the firm's computers.
Sony agreed to pay current and former staff up to $10,000 (£7,000) each to cover costs related to identity theft.
Hackers "Guardians of Peace" broke into Sony computers in November in an attempt to halt the release of North Korean-focused comedy The Interview.
The US government put the blame on North Korea for the security breach.
Full sign-off for the compensation package was scheduled for March.