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LinkedIn Sued For $5 Million Over Data Breach

   
5:27 pm on Jun 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

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LinkedIn Sued For $5 Million Over Data Breach [reuters.com]
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.


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4:33 pm on Jun 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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This is backasswards, shouldn't they be suing the hackers instead?

It's like suing a parked car because you hit it with a moving vehicle.

No matter how tight LinkedIn's security is, any 3rd party software they depend on, including the OS, can be responsible for the breech.

Hope the judge tosses this or we're all in deep doo.
1:24 pm on Jun 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.
 

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