RockYou to Pay $250,000 Fine for Massive Security Breach

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Game company RockYou has settled with the FTC over charges that it failed to protect its users' personal information.

"Hackers accessed information of RockYou's 32 million users in 2009, according to an FTC statement," writes CNET News' Martin LaMonica. "The FTC also alleges that RockYou violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) by collecting information, such as birthdays, of about 179,000 children."

"RockYou is required to pay a $250,000 civil penalty and implement a data security program, according to the proposed settlement," LaMonica writes.

Go to "RockYou settles with FTC over charges of exposing user info" to read the details.

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