Hackers Stole Personal Info Of 57 Million Uber Users, Company Says

Hackers Stole Personal Info Of 57 Million Uber Users, Company Says

Hackers Stole Personal Info Of 57 Million Uber Users, Company Says

The San Francisco-based company also revealed on Tuesday that it had only learned recently that personal information from about 57 million Uber accounts had been stolen in 2016.

Presumably, he knew the legal risks of covering up the Uber data breach, to say nothing of the ethical implications. Uber said it had informed regulators around the world of the breach on Tuesday, as well as individually contacting the U.S. drivers whose license numbers had been taken. He was not at the helm when it happened.

According to Bloomberg, Uber allegedly paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. The hack introduces an unexpected factor in negotiations between SoftBank Group Corp. and Uber shareholders over a planned investment of as much as $10 billion, a deal Khosrowshahi has been championing.

"At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorized access by the individuals".

The chief security officer and one of his deputies were ousted for their actions following the hack.

Uber said it will individually notify drivers for the company whose license numbers were stolen.

The New York Attorney General's Office has also opened an investigation into the breach.

"The Federal Trade Commission must immediately begin an investigation into both the breach itself and the company's outrageous delay in disclosing the breach", added Pallone.

Khosrowshahi took the position of Uber's CEO on August 30 this year.

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"Research we conducted this year showed that in just the first half of 2017, 65% of organisations fell victim to malware-related breaches and 55% experienced phishing-initiated breaches".

Company bosses have now admitted covering up the breach - but what exactly happened? Retail giant target in May agreed to pay $18.5 million as part of a settlement over a 2013 data breach that left the information of 40 million credit and debit cards exposed.

"Senate Commerce Committee should hold hearing to demand Uber explain their outrageous breach - and inexplicable delay in informing its consumers and drivers", Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, said in a tweet on Wednesday. This latest incident is yet another black eye for a company that has been beat up in the media over questionable decision making in the past, such as using special software to evade detection from authorities, but better late than never, right?

Email addresses on 57 million people were among the personal data points exposed in a 2016 theft of Uber data that the transportation company revealed on Tuesday.

A stream of executives have left Uber in recent months amid controversies involving sexual harassment, data privacy and business practices in Asia.

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