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Uber Concealed Breach of 57 Million Accounts For A Year


Breach Response , Data Breach , Data Loss

Uber Concealed Breach of 57 Million Accounts For A Year Firm Paid Hackers $100,000, But Was It Bug Bounty Reward or Extortion Payoff? Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • November 22, 2017

Uber paid two hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a 2016 breach that exposed 57 million accounts belonging to customers and drivers, Bloomberg reports.

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The data included names, email addresses and phone numbers for registered users. It also included personal information for 7 million drivers plus 600,000 driver's license numbers, Bloomberg reports.

The belated disclosure of Uber's breach comes as U.S. legislators are investigating personal data security in the wake of "big three" credit bureau Equifax on Sept. 7 announcing its own, massive breach (see Congress Grills Equifax Ex-CEO on Breach).

The Uber breach will likely intensify debates over how quickly...(continued)

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