Uber hacker attack – Uber suffers a hacker attack, which would have stolen 57 million users worldwide and 600,000 drivers. Dara Khosrowshahi, managing director of the car services company, has declared it. The attack was at the end of 2016 and includes users’ names, emails, and phone numbers, but also drivers’ licenses.
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Uber hacker attack
The Uber hacker attack’s revelation, therefore, comes with a year late. But Khosrowshahi claimed to have known about the attack only a short while ago. The Managing Director has been managing the company since August, when, after months without CEO, the board chose him to take the place of founder Travis Kalanick. But there is more. According to Bloomberg, the group paid 100,000 dollars to hackers to prevent the news from spreading. Uber did not confirm the redemption payment.
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“We took steps to secure our data”
Khosrowshahi added that hackers could not steal even more sensitive data, such as credit cards, bank accounts, social security, and birthdates. The CEO reassured users, the case would be closed. “We took steps to secure our data. So, we have identified those responsible. We have made sure that the data they collect will be destroyed,” he said about the Uber hacker attack. Uber also dismissed the head of security, Joe Sullivan, and other members of his team, promising to have increased the level of control over personal data. It is not the first hacker. In recent years, several US giants have been affected. So, in 2013, 3 million accounts were stolen in Yahoo! In September Equifax saw 145 million customer data taken. And again the attacks on Nsa and the American Democratic Party and Sony.
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