Movie bosses at Sony Pictures have spent $15 million (£9.4 million) dealing with the fallout from the company's recent hacking scandal.

The Hollywood studio hit headlines last year (14) when Internet criminals broke into the company's database and leaked numerous confidential documents, including private emails, salaries, film scripts and even stars' personal details.

It was later suggested the hackers had links to North Korea and carried out the attack as revenge for the studio's comedy movie The Interview, which depicts the assassination of the country's leader Kim Jong-un.

Sony bosses have now revealed they spent millions attempting to track down the hackers and rectify the damage.

In the company's financial forecast statement, they reveal the amount of money they have already spent, but insist it will not leave a big dent in the firm's profits.

The statement reads, "The current quarter is expected to include approximately $15 million in investigation and remediation costs relating to the... cyber attack. Sony believes that the impact of the cyber attack on its consolidated results for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2015 will not be material."

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