Codebreaker

LinkedIn is getting sued

John Moe Jun 20, 2012


Maybe employees of LinkedIn can use LinkedIn to find a new place to work that isn’t as problem-prone as LinkedIn. The official social network of your dad and his boss is now getting sued over security problems that led to over six million user passwords being stolen and posted online.

GigaOm says:

The case is likely to turn on whether LinkedIn did enough to protect its users accounts and whether it did enough to notify users of the hacking incident. The breach was first reported by a Norwegian security firm and then publicized by numerous technology sites but LinkedIn appears to have dithered for more than twelve hours before telling users that data had been compromised.

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