Two hackers accessed a private coding site called 'GitHub' which is used by Ubers software engineers
A trade is settled between the hackers and Uber
Delete any data now!!
They obtained there where they accessed data stored on an Amazon Web Service account that handled computing tasks for the company.Where they found rider/drivers information
Hackers walk away and delete the data
The hackers then emailed Uber asking for money and then theyd delete all the personal information they had gained.
The CEO of Uber made a public apology and was sued
"None of this should of happened, and I will not make an excuse for it."
Uber dealed with the attack poorly and to cover up what happened they gave the hackers $100,000 to silence what had happened
The attackers then walked away with thousands of dollars an agreed to delete all the data they had gained
The attack came out to the public and the CEO of Uber Dara Khosrowashahi said "None of this should of happened, and I will not make an excuse for it." Ubers were fined another 20,000 dollars for the incident