In October 2016, Uber suffered a large scale cyber attack. The confidential data of 57 million customers and drivers was exposed.
Uber failed to disclose the cyber attack and tried to cover it up. the CEO at the time was not informed until a month after it had actually happened.
The CSO and his subordinates covered it up and the breach was not publicly announced, leaving the data of millions of customers at risk.
LESSONS LEARNED !!!
The company was blackmailed and allegedly paid its hackers $100,000 ransom to delete the data and not make and not make the breach public.
The hack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of more than 50 million customers, while more than 7 million Uber drivers had their data exposed together with driver's licence numbers for around 600,000 US drivers.
Uber have promised that they will learn from their mistakes and as a result of the hack, they have implemented security measures to make sure this kind of attack won't happen again in the future.