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LinkedIn sued for $5M for data leak

A resident of the State of Illinois has filed a $5 million dollar case against LinkedIn, saying that social networking website has violated promises to consumers by failing to have a better security policy when more than 6 million customer passwords were stolen.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Jose, California on June 15, less than two weeks after the stolen passwords appeared on websites frequented by hackers.

The case was registered against the LinkedIn was filed by a user of the website, Katie Szpyrka from Illinois. In legal documents, lawyer Edelson McGuire said that LinkedIn  “misled customers” to have a security policy “in clear contradiction to the accepted standards of the market for database security.”

A spokeswoman Erin LinkedIn O’Harra said the lawsuit has no merit and was produced by “lawyers who are trying to take advantage of the situation.”