Uber Got Hacked a Year Ago and Paid the Hackers to Keep It Secret

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By Michael Kan.
Uber is only now going public about an October 2016 data breach that affected the data of Uber drivers as well as 57 million users, exposing their names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers.

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Tuesday that he only recently learned about the incident, which Uber discovered in November 2016.

“You may be asking why we are just talking about this now, a year later,” wrote Khosrowshahi, who was hired in August. “I had the same question, so I immediately asked for a thorough investigation.”

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