Uber to pay $148 million for 2016 data breach and cover-up
The breach, revealed last year, granted hackers access to the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers. Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, rather than report the incident. Uber has agreed to pay $148 million in connection with a 2016 data breach and subsequent cover-up, according to the California Attorney General’s office.
Hackers stole personal information, including names and driver’s license numbers of around 600,000 drivers in the U.S., rider names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. The $148 million will be distributed in varying amounts across the states and Washington, D.C.