Uber faces investigations over 2016 data breach2017-11-23 17:39 by Daniela
Uber has recently disclosed that it had paid hackers $100,000 to destroy data on more than 57 million customers and drivers that was stolen from the company - and decided under the previous CEO Travis Kalanick not to report the matter to victims or authorities.
Uber was first hacked in October 2016 and discovered the data breach the following month. The stolen personal data from 57 million Uber users and drivers included the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50M Uber riders around the world, and personal information of about 7M drivers — including around 600,000 US driver's license numbers.
After Uber's disclosure Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the hack, his spokeswoman Amy Spitalnick said. The company was also sued for negligence over the breach by a customer seeking class-action status.
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