According to a report on Tuesday, the personal data of 57 million riders and drivers of Uber were stolen by hackers in October of 2016, and Uber learned of it a month later. However instead of reporting the hack, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete data and keep the breach quiet. No Social Security numbers, credit card details, or trip location information were part of the hack; but names, email addresses and phone numbers were taken from users, as well as 600,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers from company drivers.
Uber fired their chief security officer, Joe Sullivan this week as well as one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack a secret.
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