The New York Times reported
four LinkedIn users have filed a class action lawsuit against the business
The suit accuses the
company of breaking into accounts, harvesting emails and sending spam.
They say in an effort
to get new users, LinkedIn sends emails to existing members' contacts, using
their name and likeness without their consent.
LinkedIn denies that
it had ever broken into or hacked user accounts.
company released a statement in which they said they are committed to putting
its members first, and being transparent about how they protect and use their