Based on Bloomberg, the corporate’s former chief govt Travis Kalanick knew in regards to the breach over a 12 months in the past. This week, the agency ousted Kalanick and one in every of his loyal for holding the hack underneath wraps and paying a $100,000 to the hackers.
“I just lately realized that in late 2016 we grew to become conscious that two people outdoors the corporate had inappropriately accessed person knowledge saved on a third-party cloud-based service that we use,” wrote Uber’s present CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. “Chances are you’ll be asking why we’re simply speaking about this now, a 12 months later. I had the identical query, so I instantly requested for a radical investigation of what occurred and the way we dealt with it.”
Khosrowshahi mentioned that the information hackers have been in a position to obtain recordsdata containing a big quantity of data, and compromised knowledge contains names, e-mail addresses, cell phone numbers of 57 million prospects, and driver’s license numbers of round 600,000 drivers, whereas bank card numbers, checking account particulars, and Social Safety numbers hadn’t been breached.
In a press launch, the agency wrote “On the time of the incident, we took speedy steps to safe the information and shut down additional unauthorized entry by the people. We subsequently recognized the people and obtained assurances that the downloaded knowledge had been destroyed. We additionally carried out safety measures to limit entry to and strengthen controls on our cloud-based storage accounts.”
Nevertheless, Uber didn’t reveal the main points of the hack, which nations have been affected by this hack.