Uber Pays Hackers $100K To Delete Exposed Data of 57 Million Drivers, Customers
By Thomas Barrabi, Fox Business // November 22, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Uber paid $100K to cover up data breach of 57M users.
(FOX BUSINESS) – Ridesharing app Uber concealed for more than a year that hackers had stolen data from 57 million Uber drivers and customers, according to a report Tuesday.
Uber attributed the hack, which occurred in late 2016, to two individuals who accessed the data through a “third-party cloud-based service.” The company said its internal servers were not compromised.
The hackers stole the names and driver’s license numbers of roughly 600,000 Uber drivers, as well as the names, email addresses and phone numbers of some 57 million users. Uber says user credit card numbers, bank account numbers and social security numbers were not exposed and is providing free credit monitoring to impacted drivers.
“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Uber CEO Dana Khosrowshahi said in a blog post. “While I can’t erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes. We are changing the way we do business, putting integrity at the core of every decision we make and working hard to earn the trust of our customers.”
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