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Uber Hacked, Kept it Secret for a Year
PC Magazine • Michael Kan
Travis Kalanick Needs to Explain Role in Uber’s Breach: Gadfly
Washington Post
Uber waits a year to reveal major hack of customer data
Washington Post • Peter Holley
Hackers Stole Data From 57 Million Uber Users: CEO
Malaysian Digest RSS Feed • Details Published
Uber Hid 57-Million User Data Breach For Over a Year
Wired • Andy Greenberg
Uber pulls yet another boner by failing to disclose hack
BetaNews • Brian Fagioli
Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users
WNYC • Aarti Shahani
Uber paid off hackers, concealed data breach affecting 57 million people
The Week • Catherine Garcia
Uber Reveals Data Breach and Cover-up, Leading to Two Firings
The Wall Street Journal • Greg Bensinger
Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users
Daily Dot • Phillip Tracy
 
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Uber Hacked, Kept it Secret for a Year
PC MagazineMichael Kan
Uber is only now going public about an October 2016 data breach that affected the data of Uber drivers as well as 57 million users, exposing their names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Tuesday that...
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Travis Kalanick Needs to Explain Role in Uber’s Breach: Gadfly
Washington Post
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Uber waits a year to reveal major hack of customer data
Washington PostPeter Holley
Uber said on Tuesday that it had suffered a breach in 2016 that exposed personal information, including names and phones numbers, of 57 million drivers and customers. The company said that soon after it had learned of the breach, it took steps...
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Green Transportation, Mobile Phones
Hackers Stole Data From 57 Million Uber Users: CEO
Malaysian Digest RSS FeedDetails Published
SAN FRANCISCO: Uber said Tuesday hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it," said a statement from...
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Security Software & Services, Technology Industry
Uber Hid 57-Million User Data Breach For Over a Year
WiredAndy Greenberg
By now, the name Uber has become practically synonymous with scandal. But this time the company has outdone itself, building a Jenga-style tower of scandals on top of scandals that has only now come crashing down. Not only did the ridesharing service...
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Green Transportation, Uber Technologies Inc
Uber pulls yet another boner by failing to disclose hack
BetaNewsBrian Fagioli
The concept of taking a cab is hardly new. Any person in a major city can hold out their arm and hail a ride. In smaller communities, you simply call a cab company and schedule a car. You can pay cash for...
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Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users
WNYCAarti Shahani
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Uber paid off hackers, concealed data breach affecting 57 million people
The WeekCatherine Garcia
In October 2016, hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers, the company announced Tuesday. Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data, which included names, email addresses, phone numbers, and in the case of some U.S....
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Financial Regulatory Bodies, Green Transportation
Uber Reveals Data Breach and Cover-up, Leading to Two Firings
The Wall Street JournalGreg Bensinger
Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday revealed it paid hackers $100,000 in an effort to conceal a data breach affecting 57 million accounts one year ago, a troubling disclosure that adds to a string of scandals and legal problems for the world’s most...
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Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users
Daily DotPhillip Tracy
Uber admitted Tuesday to covering up a massive cyberattack by paying hackers $100,000 so they wouldn’t reveal that they had stolen sensitive information from 57 million customer and driver accounts. Two hackers reportedly accessed a private Github site used by Uber engineers,...
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