Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data
Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the h...
Man this is huge. Not just the breach, but the cover-up. Looks like the Chief Security Officer was fired for the cover-up.
"At the time of the incident, Uber was negotiating with U.S. regulators investigating separate claims of privacy violations. Uber now says it had a legal obligation to report the hack to regulators and to drivers whose license numbers were taken. Instead, the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. Uber said it believes the information was never used but declined to disclose the identities of the attackers."Posted on 2017-11-21T22:33:39+0000