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Uber Allegedly Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Information

Uber suffered a massive data breach when hackers accessed customer and driver information through a third – party cloud. Uber failed to notify its consumers and even took it upon themselves to pay off the hackers to “keep quiet.” 

In October 2016, hackers obtained access to Uber driver and passenger information, including names, social security numbers, and birth dates. The information was allegedly obtained through a third–party cloud service, which permitted access to nearly 57 million individuals worldwide. Uber failed to notify consumers, drivers, and the general public of the data breach.  Instead, the company allegedly paid the hackers $100,000 in exchange for their silence and a promise to delete the compromised data.

If you or anyone you know drives for Uber Technologies Inc., please contact Finkelstein Thompson LLP to discuss your legal rights. You can reach us at contact@finkelsteinthompson.com or give us a call toll-free at 1-844-280-5009.

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