UBER’s DataBreach :
If you are a regular Uber Rider, you will be shocked by reading this article. Recently a news came infront that 57 millions of Uber Rider’s account got compromised along with 6 million drivers. UBER Technologies Inc, Confirmed that news fewdays ago. The incident took place in October 2016 and shockingly the news came this year. UBER paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach , that exposed the personal information.
The stolen information included the names, email addresses, contact details of Uber users around the world, and the names and license numbers of 600,000 U.S. drivers.
“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Mr. Khosrowshahi said in a blog post.
The breach occurred in October 2016 but Mr. Khosrowshahi said he had only recently learned of it.
This breach leads to the firing of Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan, and one of his deputies, Craig Clark, who worked to keep the attack quiet.
UBER’S COMMENT ON THIS BREACH :
Dramatically , Uber said none of its own systems were breached, rather two individuals outside the company inappropriately accessed and downloaded 57 million Uber riders’ and drivers’ data that was stored on a third-party cloud-based service.
Mr. Khosrowshahi said ” Passengers need not to worry about this as there was no evidence of fraud,and the drivers whose licence number were stolen would be offered free identity theft protection and credit monitoring”
According to Bloomberg report, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick learned of the cyber attack in November 2016, when the company was negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on a privacy settlement.
Mr. Khosrowshahi said “We are changing the way we do business, putting integrity at the core of every decision we make and working hard to earn the trust of our customers.”
The company said, its monitoring all the effected accounts for fraud activity and Uber will be forcing its customers to reset their passwords for its app.