Uber paid hackers, hid data breach affecting 57 million people

The personal information of 57 million Uber riders and drivers was stolen by hackers a year ago — a breach the company reportedly managed to conceal by paying the cyber criminals to destroy the information.

The cyberattack included 50 million Uber riders globally and 7 million drivers in the U.S. The stolen information was mostly limited to names, email addresses and phone numbers, according to a blog post from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

However, the driver’s license numbers of 600,000 drivers in the United States were also compromised and Uber is now in the process of sending notifications to those drivers and regulatory authorities.

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