On one normal day Uber was attacked (hacked) by unknown people but got the information of 50 million uber riders/customers and the information of 7 million uber drivers.
The hacker/hackers stole a lot of personal information such as credit card numbers, bank account details, phone numbers, locations, birthdates, names, email addresses, license numbers and social security numbers of altogether 57million people.
The hacker threatened to spread all the uber riders and drivers personal information but would only not spread it for a price which was £100,000.
The company Uber gave the hacker/hackers the money and came up with a plan to cover the whole situation up so that they wouldnt loose customers as well as drivers so they kept it a secret for Uber's well being if they wanted the company to develop not to be forgotten about because people's private info was accessed.
The Uber company failed to inform the people who all those who had been affected that their privacy had been breached but soon after the news leaked out to article and after the article was published the company was critised by everyone for not telling those who's info was reached and for covering up the issue itself.
Uber lost a lot of customers and drivers but is still a company and isn't letting this bring them down and are continuing to make there company larger aswell as making sure it doesn't happen again by keeping everyone's information secure.