Uber recently ousted its Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and another executive for their roles in a cover-up of a security breach that occurred last year.
According to the ride share platform, in October of 2016, two hackers broke their way into a secured archive folder and stole data on 57 million people. The hackers obtained names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders and the license numbers of 7 million drivers. Additionally, Uber also revealed that it paid the hackers $100,000 USD as part of an internal cover-up executed by a small group of security officials and executives.
Head over to Bloomberg for more information regarding Uber’s security breach cover-up, and for more tech news, China’s Tencent is now worth more than Facebook after being recently valued at $534 billion USD.
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