Uber Reveals 2016 Breach of 57 Million User Accounts

November 22, 2017

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies revealed Tuesday that the company suffered a breach of 57 million Uber user accounts in 2016. According to reports, Uber then attempted to cover up the incident by paying $100,000 to attackers to keep the hack a secret and delete the data.

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO, said in a statement the breach occurred in October 2016 and included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million Uber riders. Along with rider data, he said the names and driver’s license numbers of around 600,000 drivers in the US were also stolen.

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