Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Uber concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers



Uber concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers, the company has confirmed.

 
The 2016 breach was hidden by the ride-sharing firm which paid hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete the data.


The company's former chief executive Travis Kalanick knew about the breach over a year ago, according to Bloomberg, which first broke the news.


The hackers found 57 million names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers, Uber said.


Within that number, 600,000 drivers had their names and licence details exposed. A resource page for those affected has been set up.
Drivers have been offered free credit monitoring protection, but according to Uber's statement, affected customers will not be given the same.





BBC       News.