Wednesday, November 22, 2017

An Uber Uber Fail

Uber, beloved transportation alternative has seriously pooched a security breach - in October 2016, but you haven't heard about it until now.

After having the data of 57 Million customers and drivers stolen, Uber kept the news of the data breach quiet for over a year and failed to disclose the breach until this week.

They also paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the info (any guesses as to how effective that was?) and to keep the breach quiet, and quiet it was kept, until now.

Cyberbreaches are bad enough. The failure to disclose is the kicker on this one that elevates the level of fail to an Uber level indeed.

Bloomberg: Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

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