FTC fines RockYou $250,000 for exposing identities of 32 million gamers

By Rick
Mar 28, 2012
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  1. Online social gaming outfit, RockYou, has settled with the FTC after an embarrassing security snafu in 2009 allowed hackers to reveal the accounts and passwords of more than 32 million…

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    only 250k? wow.
  3. think how much candy that 10 year old hacker can buy with it...
  4. It wasn't a 10 year old hacker it was a 10 year old SQL Injection technique. And the hacker didn't get any money, all they got was a lot of accounts.
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,316   +133

    this keeps happening... with many companies.

    I'd like to know the total amount of people online who have had their information compromised and compare it to the number of people in the world, who's countries have internet access.
  6. I've often wondered, where does that $250,000 go?

    Does any of that go to those that were impacted?

    ...or did the FTC just get a windfall for their budget?
  7. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Sounds to me like rockyou struck a bargain. The underage accounts alone should tally up more than a few mil

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