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MoneyUber Fined £385,000 For Failing To Protect Customer Information During Cyber Attack

03:40  28 november  2018
03:40  28 november  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Uber has been fined £ 385 , 000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to protect customers ’ personal information during a cyber The records of almost 82, 000 drivers based in the UK, which included details of journeys made and how much they were paid, were also taken during

Uber ’s European operation has been fined £ 385 , 000 for a data breach that affected almost 3 million British users, the Information The ICO said the breach was caused by inadequate information security, and was compounded by Uber US’s decision to not disclose the attack , instead complying

Uber Fined £385,000 For Failing To Protect Customer Information During Cyber Attack © AP

Uber has been fined £385,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack.

A series of “avoidable data security flaws” allowed the personal details of around 2.7 million UK customers to be accessed and downloaded by attackers from a cloud-based storage system operated by Uber’s US parent company, the ICO said in a statement.

This included full names, email addresses and phone numbers.

Uber Fined £385,000 For Failing To Protect Customer Information During Cyber Attack © Getty The records of almost 82,000 drivers based in the UK, which included details of journeys made and how much they were paid, were also taken during the incident in October and November 2016.

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Uber has been fined £ 385 , 000 for letting hackers steal data on 2.7 million UK customers . The details on 2.7 million customers were part of a massive cache of information on 57 million Paying the hackers and then saying nothing about it was "not an appropriate response to the cyber - attack "

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined ride sharing company Uber £ 385 , 000 for failing to protect customers ’ personal information during a cyber attack . A series of avoidable data security flaws allowed the personal details of around

Customers and drivers affected were not told about what had happened for more than a year.

ICO director of investigations Steve Eckersley said: “This was not only a serious failure of data security on Uber’s part, but a complete disregard for the customers and drivers whose personal information was stolen.  At the time, no steps were taken to inform anyone affected by the breach, or to offer help and support. That left them vulnerable.”

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