Uber covers up the leak of data of 57 million users

Uber servers were breached in October 2016, and Uber paid 100.000$ to the intruders to delete the data and keep quiet about it, Bloomberg reports. Criminals accessed names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders as well as the personal information of about 7 million drivers. Uber claims no Social Security numbers, credit card information, trip location details. or other data, were taken. At the time of this incident, Uber was already under investigation for separate privacy violation and now admits it had a legal obligation to report the hack to regulators and to drivers whose license numbers were taken.