Sony Corp. said on Thursday that it will have an extra $3.4 billion in tax liabilities over the next two years, making it the biggest U.S. company to pay back taxes on the theft.
The company also said it would offer a $3,500 bonus to the first employee who reported the hack.
The hack on Sony Corp.’s PlayStation network in late 2015 caused a global panic and led to the arrest of more than 100 people.
Sony said it had been hit with more than 3 billion dollars in damages and lost sales of some of its best-selling products.
The payment to victims will be made through a new program called “Operation Chokepoint,” according to a statement.
“Sony is pleased to announce the creation of a new incentive program for those who have suffered a tax or other liability related to the Sony Entertainment Network theft,” the company said.
Sony is among the biggest pay-out companies in the entertainment industry, with about $4 billion to $5 billion in revenue for the year ending March 31.
Sony has agreed to pay $5.3 billion in compensation to customers, including the victims, in the wake of the theft of movie and music data.
It said that the payout will be based on the number of payments made by the company over the past six months, and the total amount of the taxes owed by Sony Corp., based on tax returns filed by the victims.
Sony will pay a $400 tax credit for each tax owed, and its shareholders will also get an extra 5 percent in their shares if they buy a share.