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Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Social Networks |

LinkedIn should respond to user demand by stealing passwords

LinkedIn should respond to user demand by stealing passwords

If thought he was going to get cheaper after a breach allowed the theft of millions of passwords of its users , as it was wrong because in addition to reiterating the usual apologies for a case like this, you must also submit to a Demand collective number of platform users imposed against the service.

The amount of compensation amounts to $ 5 million, with which users want to be compensated since they consider that LinkedIn did not take seriously the problem and the security system implemented on the site are inadequate for the number of users housing the platform.

The lawsuit was filed in San Jose, United States, accusing the network of professional contacts and incumplimieinto negligence of contract by failing to encrypt the database where they were stored of users. The applicant also assures that Katie Szpyrka site’s security policy “clearly contradicts the accepted industry standards on database security.”

Thus, Legal action would be effective for users to pay as for those using the free version offered by the site, indicating that whatever the case is equally violate consumer protection laws in the State of California .

Although LinkedIn managed to disable the passwords of those affected and said that no account was compromised by the leak of their accounts, failed to escape from the demands.

Link: LinkedIn Slapped With Lawsuit Over $ 5 Million Breach Password (Mashable)

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