Mashable: The news just keeps getting worse for LinkedIn. The social network for work professionals is being sued for $5 million after more than 6 million of its users’ passwords were leaked online earlier this month.
Katie Szpyrka, a LinkedIn user from Illinois, filed the lawsuit. She claims LinkedIn deceived its more than 160 million members by having a security policy “in clear contradiction of accepted industry standards for database security.” Szpyrka is seeking class-action status for the suit.
LinkedIn spokeswoman Erin O’Harra told Reuters that “no member account has been breached as a result of the incident, and we have no reason to believe that any LinkedIn member has been injured,” something that Szpyrka’s lawyers would have to prove for their suit to be successful.