Hackers have stolen the information and personal data of 57 million customers and driver of the popular app Uber. Uber also concealed the leak for over a year from the public. As a result, Uber has removed Joe Sullivan, the CSO, from his position.
The compromised data stemmed from a 2016 cyberattack, but no social security numbers, trip location details, or other vital data was taken. At the time, Uber was negotiating with U.S. regulators investigating a different data breach. The company also allegedly paid the hackers $100,000 to delete and cover up the data, rather than reporting it.
“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over as chief executive officer in September, said in an emailed statement. “We are changing the way we do business.” (source) 5:13 p.m. ET November 21, 2017