Uber Technologies, Inc. is an American multinational ridesharing company offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a micromobility system with electric bikes and scooters.
Uber will pay $148million in connection with a 2016 data breach and cover-up. The breach,revealed last year, granted hackers access to the personal information of 57million riders and drivers. Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the dataand keep the breach quiet, rather than report the incident.
responce“The hackand the cover-up is typical Uber only caring about themselves,” said RobertJudge, an Uber driver in Pittsburgh, who said he had yet to receive anycommunication from the company. “I found out through the media. Uber doesn’tget out in front of things, they hide them.”
The hackers gained access to an Amazon web server, owned by Uber, using credentials that were mistakenly left in a GitHub repository by an Uber engineer. ... Since the breach, Uber agreed to 20 years of privacy audits in a settlement with the FTC. The company was later ordered to pay $148 million in its breach settlement.
uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said two hackers broke into the company in late 2016 and stole personal data, including phone numbers, email addresses, and names, of 57 million Uber users. ... There, hackers found the username and password to access Uber user data stored in an Amazon server
sSAN FRANCISCO — Two men pleaded guilty in federal court in San Jose, Calif., to charges of computer hacking and an extortion conspiracy on Wednesday, capping a thorny legal saga that ensnared tech companies like Uber and LinkedIn in data breach scandals.