Uber Paid Hush Money To Hackers That Breached The Data Of 57 Million Users

Adam BaderLast Update : Wednesday 22 November 2017 - 2:21 AM
Uber Paid Hush Money To Hackers That Breached The Data Of 57 Million Users

<!–[if IE]>http://html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js<![endif]–>Uber Suffered Major 2016 Hack Leaving Personal Data Exposed

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Details of a massive 2016 personal data security breach have come to light and they arrive accompanied by an attempt to keep the lapse quiet.

Bloomberg reports that the personal data of 57 million Uber riders and drivers was stolen by hackers in October 2016. Uber confirmed this report and stressed that no Social Security numbers, credit card information or trip location details were accessed in the hack. Bloomberg also reports that the hackers that obtained the personal data information were paid $100,000 by Uber to delete the data and remain silent about the breach.

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s new chief executive officer, says the hack and the cover-up attached is simply unacceptable.

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

(Via Bloomberg & The Guardian)

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