Uber paid $100,000 to cover up the 2016 hack of 57 million customers
Uber just can't seem to stay out of the news. Even with a newly minted CEO dead-set on tidying up the company's tarnished reputation, Uber still manages to find itself embroiled in scandal after scandal. The most recent addition to Uber's growing list of transgressions involves efforts by the company to conceal the fact that hackers managed to steal personal data belonging to 57 million drivers and Uber customers.
The attack initially took place in November of 2016, though Uber didn't learn that there was a breach until one month later. The compromised information included email addresses and upwards of 600,000 driver's license numbers. Notably, there's no indication that social security numbers or banking information was compromised.
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Uber paid $100,000 to cover up the 2016 hack of 57 million customers originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at 17:31:51 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.