LinkedIn is being sued for $5 million by a woman who says the professional network should’ve done more to prevent the massive hacking that took place a couple of weeks ago. At the time, the tech media pointed out that LinkedIn had failed to put the proper barriers and staffers in place to prevent intrusion. And now someone’s trying to make them pay for it.
The lawsuit is seeking class action status, saying that customers were deceived by the network. LinkedIn spokesperson Erin O’Harra said the case is was prompted by “by lawyers looking to take advantage of the situation.” Moreover, O’Harra said there’s no evidence that any accounts were actually breached.
Either way, LinkedIn is going to have to make an issue about the ways it’s stepping up security.