Uber Tipped Hackers $100000 in Attempt to Hide a Breach of 57-Million-Users Data

A prodigious breach by attackers hacking personal information of 57 million users and drivers of the Uber Technologies Inc. has been kept hidden since a whole year by the company itself. The giant ride-hailing company has ousted its chief security officer as well as one of his deputies to their roles of keeping the massive hack under swathe that also included a payment of $100,000 to the attackers in attempt to hide the breach.
An investigation has been opened by The New York State Attorney General into the incident that Uber acknowledged publically on Tuesday. Officials from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Illinois have also confirmed that they are investing the data attack. Hacked data in the October 2016 attack contained names, phone numbers and email addresses of 50 million Uber users around the world, the riding firm said on Tuesday. while, the personal data of around 7 million Uber drivers was hacked as well, which includes license numbers of around 600,000 drivers in the United states. No trip location details, credit card information, Social Security numbers or any other information were accessed, says Uber.
Chief executive officer, Dara Khosrowshahi said in his email statement that, “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it. We are changing the way we do business. At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorized access by the individuals. We also implemented security measures to restrict access to and strengthen controls on our cloud-based storage accounts.”

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