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Uber data breach 'raises huge concerns' for UK watchdog - CNET

6 monthes ago   |   By CNET

Covering up a massive data breach could lead to higher fines, says the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
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After Getting Hacked, Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

6 monthes ago   |   By The Hacker News

Uber is in headlines once again-this time for concealing last year's data breach that exposed personal data of 57 million customers and drivers.
On Tuesday, Uber announced that the company suffered a massive data breach in October 2016 that exposed names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of 57 million Uber riders and drivers along with driver license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.
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Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Hide Data Breach Exposing 57 Million Users

Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Hide Data Breach Exposing 57 Million Users

6 monthes ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Uber just disclosed a hack from a year ago that it paid to conceal rather than disclose, despite legal requirements it do so.
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Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO - Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.
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Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO - Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.
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Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK data watchdog

Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK data watchdog

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

The fallout from Uber's disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK's data protection watchdog has put out a strongly worded statement saying the company's announcement “raises huge concerns around its data protection policies and ethics”.
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Uber Fires Key Security Staff Over Handling Of 2016 Hack

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Ridesharing giant Uber has revealed that it was hit by a data breach that put the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in hackers' hands back in 2016, and it has fired chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, over the way that the breach was handled, along with one other individual who reportedly had a key role in deciding how the company would respond. Uber's press release about the subject is a bit light on information about how exactly the hack was handled, aside from the fact that regulatory authorities and affected individuals were not properly notified, and protocol...
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Uber data breach scandal: A shocked tech industry reacts to the cover-up

Uber data breach scandal: A shocked tech industry reacts to the cover-up

6 monthes ago   |   By CBR

We are all used to news of data breaches and the reputational apocalypse that follows, but this one stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Uber has been found trying to cover its tracks by paying hackers to delete 57 million sets of customer and driver data stolen in 2016.
Among the stolen data were email addresses, names and mobile phone numbers, while 600,000 sets of license details of Uber drivers were also in the mix.
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber, said in a statement: “At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorized...
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UK regulator has 'huge concerns' over Uber breach

6 monthes ago   |   By BBC

A data breach affecting 57 million customers and drivers should not have been concealed, the information commissioner says.
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The UK data regulator says it will 'definitely be investigating' the Uber breach

The UK data regulator says it will 'definitely be investigating' the Uber breach

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The Information Commissioner's Office , the UK's data regulator, said on Wednesday that it plans to investigate a huge data breach that Uber concealed .
Uber said on Tuesday that a hack in 2016 affected 57 million Uber customers and drivers. The San Francisco taxi app kept the breach a secret and paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data.
When asked whether the ICO plans to issue Uber with a fine, a spokesperson told Business Insider: "It's too early to say but it's something that we'll definitely be investigating."
James Dipple-Johnstone, ICO deputy commissioner, said in a...
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