Seagate Says It Didn't See Phishing Scam Coming

By Dorothy Atkins (September 8, 2016, 10:37 PM EDT) -- Seagate Technologies Inc. urged a California federal judge Thursday to toss workers' class action claims that it acted negligently by handing over employee tax information in an online phishing scam, saying the company wasn't required to protect workers from an unforeseeable cyberattack.

Seagate attorney Tiffany Cheung of Morrison & Foerster LLP argued in Thursday's hearing that Seagate's employee contracts don't require the company to protect employees from data breaches. Cheung also said Seagate couldn't have reasonably known it would be the target of a phishing attack based on warnings that the proposed class action alleged were online.

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