The hack in 2012 saw 6.5 million account passwords stolen and published online.
US District Judge, Edward Davila, has dismissed a privacy lawsuit against online professional-networking service, LinkedIn, which alleged it failed to meet industry standards of its assurance in encrypting user password information.
In 2012, a lawsuit was filed against LinkedIn by Illinois-based LinkedIn user, Katie Szpyrka, against the hack that saw 6.5 million account passwords stolen and published online.
The $5m lawsuit claimed the professional social network breached promises to its users by not offering enhanced security.
The suit was filed as a violation of California consumer protection statutes, infringement of contract and negligence claims.
News of the hack was first reported in June 2012, after a user on a Russian hacker forum sought assistance in decrypting some 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords.