Breach, Data Security

Lawsuit filed against RockYou over breach

A Chicago law firm and an Indiana man this week filed a class-action lawsuit against RockYou, provider of applications and services for social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. The company recently admitted that its databases, which contained the unencrypted usernames and passwords of 32 million users, were breached by hackers. According to a statement from the KamberEdelson law firm, the complaint alleges that RockYou failed to properly protect the sensitive information of its customers. The suit is seeking unspecified relief and damages. A RockYou spokeswoman told on Wednesday that the company "plans to defend itself vigorously." — DK

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