Ride-sharing service Uber confirmed that hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last October 2016. Uber made the admission only November 28, 2017 (Tuesday). Uber also revealed that they paid the hackers responsible an amount of $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach secret.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said two hackers broke into the company in October 2016 via a third-party cloud-based service and stole personal data like phone numbers, email addresses, and names, of around 57 million Uber users, including the license numbers of 600,000 drivers who are registered with the company.
Trying to conceal the breach may result to potential legal woes for Uber.
Uber Philippines said they will soon hold a press conference to answer all questions there is regarding the said breach.
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