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Uber: Secrets Don't Make Friends

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshani spilled the tea on Tuesday by announcing that in October of 2016 the company was hacked. Personal information on more than 57 million customers and drivers were stolen. Instead of calling authorities and alerting possible victims, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen data. They also had them sign nondisclosure agreements, in attempts to keep the situation under wraps.

The company says that credit card numbers, location histories, and social security numbers were not downloaded. With that said, Uber says that they are still providing free credit monitoring for drivers that had their license numbers stolen. Khosrowshahi, who was named CEO in August, said that he launched an internal investigation as to why this breach wasn’t reported to authorities. In a statement he says, “Two of the individuals who led the response to the incident are no longer with the company”. With Uber attempting to sweep this data breach under the rug, the company has triggered governments around the globe to launch investigations. These investigations could lead to the company losing their license in various countries. If Uber wasn’t in hot water before, they definitely are now! [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] [endif]

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