Uber hid a security breach affecting 57 million customers’ data

Uber noted in a statement yesterday that two hackers gained access to personal data on 57 million of its users worldwide and some 600,000 drivers in the US, which was stored on a third-party cloud service. The $70 billion company kept this a secret for about a year. The trove of customer data included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers; Uber said that its forensic investigation didn’t show that other information like credit card numbers or location history was stolen. As such, it’s not advising affected customers to take any steps to protect themselves at this point. The company…

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