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Uber To Pay Hefty Fine For Data Breach, Cover-Up

Posted on September 26, 2018
Uber will have to pay for their crime. (Photo: Pexels)
Uber will have to pay for their crime. (Photo: Pexels)

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million in connection to a 2016 data breach and subsequent cover-up, according to the California Attorney General's office.

The breach, revealed last year, granted hackers access to the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers. The company concealed the hack for more than a year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in statement at the time.

Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, rather than report the incident.

CNBC article here

Related Topics: criminal incidents, data security, lawsuits, legal issues, passenger safety, regulatory enforcement, TNCs, Uber

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