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LinkedIn is Sued for Hacking Customers’ Email Accounts

Sep 21 2013, 7:57am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

LinkedIn is Sued for Hacking Customers’ Email Accounts
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LinkedIn is in hot water. It has been alleged that the site hacked several of its users’ email accounts. A lawsuit has been filed against it by the individuals who have this complaint against the site.

The Careers and CV site, LinkedIn is being sued by many of its members for allegedly using their email accounts and contacts’ details in order to enhance its marketing efforts. These people who felt that a grave injustice had been done to their reputations by LinkedIn collectively filed a case against the network. 

The customers claim that LinkedIn should not repeat such a degraded act that invades the privacy of others in the future. And they also want compensation for the amount of money made by LinkedIn using their personal and private information. These people furthermore spoke of how the site itself is proof of this practice. Many complaints regarding similar acts were strewed all over the mine of information available on LinkedIn. 

The individuals who have combined forces to threaten LinkedIn with a class action lawsuit are four in number. They are: Paul Perkins, Pennie Sempell, Ann Brandwein and Erin Eggers. The evidence being offered in court points the finger at Brian Guan who is the main software engineer at LinkedIn. All this snooping into the private lives of others seems to be his brainchild. It was done in order to make a lot of money. 

Meanwhile, the accusations have been rejected by the top brass of LinkedIn. They are in fact hiring a lawyer to fight the case which is pending against them in the court of law.

Source: Bloomberg

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