LinkedIn’s attempt to throw out a case taken against the social media site over the 2012 security breach has been denied by a judge in California. The case relates to a hacking incident two years ago where more than six million passwords were stolen.
ZDNet reports that US District Judge Edward J. Davila stated: “she [Wright] would not have bought the product but for the misrepresentation”, under California’s Unfair Competition Law.
The 2012 hack that this case is centered around saw nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords stolen by Russian cybercriminals. If you were one of the effected users, access to your account was denied.
LinkedIn came under serious scrutiny and criticism from not just users but also the online security community where experts noted that the site failed to use best practice in protecting its site and its users.
The case regarding Kahlilah Wright in ongoing.