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RockYou Facing Proposed Class Action

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 4, 2010

Third-party app provider RockYou.com is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit, reports Wired. The suit follows the December 4 breach that exposed the e-mail addresses and passwords of 32 million registered users of RockYou. The suit accuses the company of poor data security and a failure to promptly notify those affected. "RockYou failed to use hashing, salting or any other common and reasonable method of data protection and therefore drastically exacerbated the consequences of a hacker bypassing its outer layer of Web security," says the complaint, which was filed late last month in San Francisco federal court.
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