Data Breach Class Action against Popular Video Game Developer Dismissed for Failure to Plead Adequate Damages

An update on the Valve/Steam breach

Alan Pate writes:

In a ruling this past Wednesday, November 14th, a Federal Judge in the Western District of Washington dismissed a class action against video game developer Valve Corporation. The class action stemmed from a November 6th, 2011 data breach of Valve’s popular online video game distribution platform, “Steam.” As a result of this breach hackers allegedly gained access to billing addresses, passwords, online handles/ID’s, and credit card information. Plaintiffs, a class of Steam subscribers, brought claims under six separate California causes of action alleging both present and future harm resulting from this breach.

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