Web.com Failed To Protect Users From Data Breach, Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 3, 2016, 6:13 PM EST) -- A Web.com customer hit the Internet service company with a proposed class action in California federal court Tuesday over a data breach discovered in August 2015 that affected almost 100,000 users.

Morgorna Mohorne alleged that Web.com's failure to employ adequate security measures led to the cyberattack that exposed its customers' credit card and login information. The company violated California law and customer contracts by falsely assuring that sufficient controls were in place before the breach, according to the complaint, which appears to be the first federal class action filed over the breach.

Web.com "failed to provide reasonable and adequate security measures, even after...

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