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Personal Data of 57M Uber Customers and Drivers Compromised in a Massive 2016 Hack

Uber Technologies Inc. attempted to conceal the massive hack for over a year.

By NTK Staff | 11.22.2017 @11:00am
Personal Data of 57M Uber Customers and Drivers  Compromised in a Massive 2016 Hack

Fifty-seven million Uber customers and drivers had their personal data, including names, email addresses, and phone numbers, stolen by hackers in a massive security breach that the company attempted to cover up for over a year.

Bloomberg News first reported about the massive hack, on Tuesday.

According to Uber, about 600,000 U.S. Uber drivers also had their driver’s license numbers taken by the hacks as well.

Fifty million Uber riders around the world had their names, email addresses and phone numbers stolen by the hackers.

Bloomberg News reported:

“At the time of the incident, Uber was negotiating with U.S. regulators investigating separate claims of privacy violations. Uber now says it had a legal obligation to report the hack to regulators and to drivers whose license numbers were taken. Instead, the company paid hackers to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. Uber said it believes the information was never used but declined to disclose the identities of the attackers.”

“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg. “We are changing the way we do business.”

Uber has fired “its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.”

Following news of Uber’s disclosure of the massive hack New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the hack, according to Bloomberg.

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