#Uber concealed a massive data breach of 57 million customers for a year

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For more than a year, Uber concealed a massive data breach of personal information for 57 million customers and drivers worldwide, the ride-hailing company said Tuesday.

Uber paid $100,000 to the two hackers behind the theft to destroy the data and stay mum about the break-in.

The data stolen in October 2016 included names and driver’s license numbers for 7 million drivers, 600,000 in the U.S., and names, email addresses and cell phone numbers for millions of riders.

Cybersecurity experts said Uber’s failure to notify affected individuals and disclose the breach to regulators showed a tremendous shirking of responsibility, and violated a California law requiring businesses to inform the state attorney general and people whose personal information was stolen.

San Francisco Chronicle


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