Nov 29, 2017
Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up
Uber has revealed that 2.7 million British riders and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach that it covered up for more than a year. Uber should notify UK users who have been affected, the data regulator said. The BBC has asked Uber to clarify how many UK drivers are included in the 2.7 million. "We would expect Uber to alert all those affected in the UK as soon as possible." The story was first broken by Bloomberg, which reported that Uber not only sought to cover up the incident but also paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data they had stolen.
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