A $5 million class action lawsuit over LinkedIn data breach dismissed. A US judge ruled: Any damage done to LinkedIn users over the massive June 2012 data breach was abstract, not actual. Thus did a $5 million class-action lawsuit against the networking site get dismissed, before the case ever breathed the air of a court trial. The breach resulted in the compromise of 6.5 million users’ passwords. Within hours of the passwords being posted online, over 60% of the stolen passwords had been cracked.