LinkedIn Sues to Stop Hackers from Scraping Its Servers

Professional network LinkedIn is fighting off shady competitors that are using bots to vacuum up hundreds of thousands of its user profiles in order to compete with LinkedIn’s own recruiter products, according to a new lawsuit. In a complaint filed this week in San Francisco, LinkedIn asked a court to grant orders that will allow it to stop a group of “John Does” from scraping its servers, and to make the unknown defendants pay for allegedly breaching federal and state hacking statutes as well as a variety of other laws.