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Technology Uber Admits 2.7 Million UK Users Affected by Data Breach

23:01  29 november  2017
23:01  29 november  2017 Source:   gizmodo.com

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Uber has confirmed that data for about 2 . 7 million customers in the United Kingdom was stolen in the 2016 breach that affected at least 57 million people worldwide. Reports revealed last week that Uber tried to keep the hack secret for more than a year, and even paid the hackers 0,000 to delete the

Technology Uber Admits 2 . 7 Million UK Users Affected by Data Breach . Uber has confirmed that data for about 2 . 7 million customers in the United Kingdom was stolen in the 2016 breach that affected at least 57 million people The new revelation about UK victims of the breach comes via the

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Uber has confirmed that data for about 2.7 million customers in the United Kingdom was stolen in the 2016 breach that affected at least 57 million people worldwide. Reports revealed last week that Uber tried to keep the hack secret for more than a year, and even paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the information and stay mum about the whole mess.

The new revelation about UK victims of the breach comes via the nation’s Information Commissioner’s Office, a data protection agency. In a report released today, ICO deputy commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone wrote that,“Uber has said the breach involved names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses.”

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Uber ’s October 2016 data breach affected some 2 . 7 million UK users , it has now been revealed. Uber only publicly disclosed the existence of the data breach this month, close to a year after learning that hackers had accessed data on a total of 57M Uber users and drivers.

Uber now admits as many as 2 . 7 million UK customers and drivers had their names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers stolen; 57 million were affected globally, according to Yahoo Finance. But the ride-hailing company believes that trip location histories, credit card numbers, bank account

But the agency is still trying to confirm the scope of the breach. “As part of our investigation we are still waiting for technical reports which should give full confirmation of the figures and the type of personal data that has been compromised,” Johnstone wrote.

Uber did not respond to a Gizmodo request for comment. A section about the 2016 breach on Uber’s help page states that the company’s “outside forensics experts have not seen any indication that trip location history, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers or dates of birth were downloaded.”

Responding to the report, London mayor Sadiq Khan told The Telegraph “Uber needs to urgently confirm which of their customers are affected, what is being done to ensure these customers don’t suffer adversely, and what action is being taken to prevent this happening again in the future.”

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Uber has revealed that 2 . 7 million UK users of its app have been affected by a mass data breach . Hackers were able to obtain the names, email addresses and mobile Downing Street said last week that the cyber attack, which affected 57 million customers and drivers worldwide, was not initially

Uber 's cyber breach is bit bigger of a deal than initially expected. According to a blog post by the ride-sharing company, 2 . 7 million of the company's 5

Stateside, Uber is also just beginning to face government scrutiny over the hack. On Monday, Republicans and Democrats in Congress began pressuring Uber to disclose more information about its handling the breach. And the company is already facing about a dozen federal lawsuits related to the incident.

[Information Commissioner’s Office/The Telegraph]

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