LinkedIn sued over data breach

Suit says social network should have had better security in place

An Illinois woman has filed suit against LinkedIn Corp. over the social network’s recent data breach. Katie Szpyrka said in her suit that LinkedIn violated its promise to users by not having better security in place, and is asking the court for $5 million.

Earlier this month, hackers hacked into LinkedIn’s site and stole about 6.5 million passwords from the site’s users. The site has more than 160 million subscribers.


Cathleen Flahardy

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