Uber paid hackers $100,000 to cover up a 2016 cyberattack that
exposed the personal data of 57 million people, together with each
riders and drivers,
Bloomberg’s Eric Newcomer reported Tuesday.
The data breach, which occurred in October 2016, was not made
public till Tuesday when Uber quietly
published a blog post about the incident. But Uber’s former
CEO Travis Kalanick was made conscious of the breach simply a month
after it occurred.
“None of this could have occurred, and I can’t make
excuses for it,” Dara Khosrowshahi, who joined Uber as CEO in
September, wrote in the put up. “We are altering the approach we do
enterprise, placing integrity at the core of each determination we make
and dealing laborious to earn the belief of our clients.”
Among the data stolen was trove of data together with the names,
emails, and telephone numbers for 50 million riders globally, as nicely
as the personal info of 7 million drivers. This included
US driver’s license numbers, however no Social Security numbers,
in accordance to Uber.
Two of the people liable for Uber’s dealing with of the breach
are now not with the firm as a outcome of the findings,
Khosrowshahi wrote in the put up.
One of them is Joe Sullivan, Uber’s chief safety officer, who
was requested by Khosrowshahi to resign, in accordance to Bloomberg.
Sullivan had beforehand labored at Facebook.
One of Sullivan’s direct stories, a lawyer named Craig Clark, was
fired, in accordance to the report.
In the hours since Bloomberg first revealed its report, New York
State Attorney General Eric
Schneiderman has opened up an investigation into how
Uber dealt with the hack,
Tech Crunch reports.
This information comes at the finish of a rocky yr for the
firm that included a number of high-level deparatures
following stories that the firm tradition was poisonous and
allegations of sexism. Kalanick, who cofounded the firm in
resigned as CEO in June, although the strife continued as
Uber’s board of administrators battled over who would are available to