Friday, November 24, 2017

Uber Paid Hackers to Hide Breach of 57 Million Accounts

Personal information belonging to about 57 million Uber customers and drivers was stolen by hackers last October, a breach the company kept hidden for a year and for which its chief security officer was fired this week. The stolen data included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders and 7 million drivers. The drivers' stolen information also included 600,000 US. drivers' license numbers, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement. ... Bloomberg reported Tuesday afternoon that the company actually paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep mum about it. ... The New York State Office of the Attorney General has opened an investigation into the newly revealed breach, said press secretary Amy Spitalnick.

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The CEO clearly believes the public is stupid enough to believe that two of his employees could appropriate $100,000 in payoff money without the CEO's consent.

Comments

Good thing we don't have any of those stupidly restrictive job killing Federal Regulations that would require uniform data breach notification standards or data protection policies.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-22 05:34 PM

#1 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2017-11-22 05:34 PM | FLAG: Yep, I agree. Since this has been going on for years, too bad obama didn't drive through such in his timeframe.

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-11-23 02:50 PM

2# agreed. It is ashame that Obama was blocked by the GOP in Congress on everything. His Personal Data Notification & Protection Act was a good bill.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-11-23 11:25 PM

Yup too bad the GOP are traitor sellouts

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-24 12:47 AM

See, corporations self-regulating! Thanks GOP!

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-24 11:38 AM

Republicans believe in freedumb! Liberals don't.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-24 12:05 PM

Yeah we don't need any of those annoying government regulations. Corporations clearly do the right thing on their own.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-24 01:01 PM

RE #3 Seems the Dems even recently just reintroduced data breach notification law. The GOP will probably block it again.

Langevin's bill will make all states abide by the same standard, giving companies 30 days to notify all victims of a breach and requiring companies to coordinate notifications with the Federal Trade Commission.

"Americans put a lot of trust in companies by giving them personal and private information, and they should have confidence that their data is secure," said Langevin.

thehill.com

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-24 04:48 PM

If only corporate ass licking righties could have their info stolen their arguments wouldn't be so absurd or gullible.

But unfortunately their sheeplike stupidity affects us all.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-24 06:59 PM

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