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    Linkedin in the hot seat.

    I found this on another forum, where there were two links to the story, but I am only going to post the one with the most information. this could be linked to social networks but I posted here as it is mainly a legal issue.

    For all of us who have linkedin accounts, linkedin was recently hauled to court because hackers got hold of over 6 million user PII (emails, logins and passwords) and these have been put out on the web for everyone to see. Not long after, members have been attacked with phishing scams out of Russia.

    Hackers infiltrated LinkedIn's website and posted more than 6 million LinkedIn users' passwords online, customers claim in a federal class action.
    Lead plaintiff Katie Szpyrka claims the social network failed to encrypt 120 million users' "personally identifiable information," including email addresses, passwords and login credentials.
    Source: Courthouse news

    What do you guys think about all this. Read through the article though, there is a lot more information on the subject than I have posted here.
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    I know what I think now, I'm glad that I'm not a member of any BIG social site
    Seriously it is very bad, but it can happen everywhere and on any site.

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    Seriously it is very bad, but it can happen everywhere and on any site.
    And then the ambulance chaser got a hold of it!

    Linkedin should have updated their security as they grew, but there have been many high profile data compromises in the financial sector even with state of the art security. It is a risk you run in this digital age.

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    Horror story for sure.

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    I have heard about the same thing happening with Hotmail (but there was actually speculation of the addresses being sold and not hacked), so yea, its going around all over the place. its hair raising to think that, being part of a social network is all the rage and one of the best ways to market a product or service, but dang, you don't really think about someone purposefully hacking a site just so they can get hold of your details.

    It makes me wonder most days though, with everyone focusing on trying to keep the web safe, how well are they really doing when people don't take the responsibility they have to take to make sure their part is done. lol ambulance chaser can you imagine the lawyer fees they would get out of it if they won the case?
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