we will pay you up to $100,000 for you to delete all of the personal information
The massive breach happened in 2016 but Uber sought to hide it from regulators
The company paid the hackers behind the intrusion $100,000 to delete the data they grabbed from Uber's cloud servers.
The personal data from 57 million Uber accounts also included information about 600,000 driving licence numbers.
As well as paying the fine, Uber has also pledged to change how it operates, to prevent it falling victim in the same way again. It will also be required to submit regular reports on security incidents to regulators.
Uber’s chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, was one of the two employees who left the company, Bloomberg reported.
According to Bloomberg, the breach occured when two hackers obtained login credentials to access data stored on Uber’s Amazon Web Services account. Paul Lipman, CEO of cybersecurity firm BullGuard, said that the fact that the data was being stored unencrypted was “unforgivable”.