Uber (a global taxi company company) concealed a hack that affected 57 million of customers and drivers, the company has confirmed.
600,000 drivers had their names and licences disclosed.The 2016 breach was hidden by the ride-sharing firm which paid hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete the data.
the hackers also found 57 million names, addresses , mobile numbers and emails of customers.
Uber did not confirm precisedetails of the hack and it is not known which countries were affected butaccording to Bloomberg's report, two hackers were able to access a private areaof Github , an online resource for developers.
In the wake of the news, Uber's chief security officer Joe Sullivan has left the company.
Drivers have been offered free credit monitoring protection, but according to Uber's statement, affected customers will not be given the same.