An Illinois woman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against LinkedIn Corp, saying the social network violated promises to consumers by not having better security in place when more than 6 million customer passwords were stolen.
The lawsuit, which was brought in federal court in San Jose, California, on June 15 and seeks class-action status, was filed less than two weeks after the stolen passwords turned up on websites frequented by computer hackers.
On one hand I'm disgusted by opportunistic litigation, the other, something should be done about sloppy security with sensitive site data. We should be held accountable for our sites, but Puuuleaaaase . . . what did this breach cost any users? Not much, if anything.