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Man Sues Tech Company for Data Breach

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 3, 2012

A New Hampshire man has sued Yahoo for negligence after hackers accessed and disclosed as many as 450,000 users’ names and passwords, Bloomberg reports. Allan v. Yahoo has been filed in a San Jose, CA, federal court and seeks an order mandating the company compensate some of the users for account fraud and for failing to have adequate security measures in place at the time of the event, the report states. The hacker group responsible said it did not perform the attack for malicious reasons but to provide businesses with a wake-up call to better secure personal data.
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