Uber Says Knowledge Breach Might Have Uncovered Information on 50,000 Drivers

Uber introduced Friday it suffered a breach to an inner database in 2014 that uncovered knowledge on about 50,000 drivers. In a weblog publish, the automotive service firm stated the unauthorized entry occurred on Might thirteen, however was not found till Sept. 17. A subsequent investigation confirmed that the breach uncovered the names and driver’s license numbers of some 50,000 drivers, which Uber described as "a small proportion of present and former Uber driver companions." No buyer knowledge, usernames or passwords have been accessed. When contacted by NBC Information, Uber declined to touch upon why the breach was solely disclosed Friday, or whether or not drivers have been notified earlier.

The corporate is offering a yr of id theft safety to these affected. Thus far, there have been no studies of fraudulent use of the info, Uber stated. The corporate has additionally filed a "John Doe" lawsuit, which can permit it to research additional and gather proof on the as-but-unknown perpetrator.

Uber has been the goal of criticism over what some critics see as a cavalier angle towards safety and privateness — its notorious "God View" software allowed staff to view clients’ private knowledge, and quite a few smaller incidents have uncovered inner paperwork and instruments. The corporate pledged in January to enhance on this space after commissioning an audit of its privateness and knowledge safety practices.

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First revealed February 27 2015, 2:fifty nine PM