Hackers stole personal data from about 57 million customers as well as drivers from Uber technologies. The current week the ride-hailing company threw out chief security officer, Joe Sullivan along with his deputies for keeping this massive breach, i.e. the hack under wraps.
The company told to Bloomberg that conciliated data from 2016 October comprises names, phone numbers, email and addresses of about 50 million Uber riders all worldwide. The private information of many drivers was also included and was accessed including license numbers of 600000 drivers of US. On this Uber alleged that no security details, trip location information, credit card detail and other relevant information were taken.
Uber was negotiating with U.S regulators at the time of the incident and was investigating separate claims of privacy breach. Now Uber suppose that it had a lawful compulsion to report the hack to regulators and as well to drivers whose license numbers were in use. In spite of that company paid hackers to delete the information and data taken and to settle down the breach. Uber also supposed that it is believed that data was never utilized to reveal the identities of the attackers.
Numerous companies were successfully infiltrated by hackers nowadays, and Uber beach is dwarfed by those at MySpace, Yahoo, Target Corp, Equifax Inc and Anthem Inc. the violation is newest volatile scandal Khosrowshahi took over from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick.
In November 2016, Kalanick, CEO and co-founder of Uber learned of the hack following the month. Just now Uber has settled down the case with New York attorney general more than data security disclosures as well as in the procedure of consulting with FTC, i.e. Federal Trade Commission over the managing of consumer information.
In this way, hack went on
Two attackers moved in and accessed a private GitHub coding site which is used by software engineers of Uber and after that employed the login details they acquired there to access information stride on an Amazon Web services which manage all the computing tasks of the company. From that place, hackers discovered an archive of individual along with driver data details. After that, they emailed Uber demanding money.
Khosrowshahi alleged that ‘ the time of this occurrence we took numerous steps to safeguard data and close additional illegal access by persons. We also executed safety measures to limit access to and also fortify run on our cloud storage accounts.’