Uber will pay $ 148 million for data leakage of 57 million customers and service drivers. Hackers hacked the company’s servers back in 2016, but the then management of Uber agreed to a deal with the cybercriminals: for $ 100,000 criminals deleted the information.
However, in November 2017, information about the hacker attack surfaced, and a scandal began. The company acknowledged the error and attempted to hide the incident. CEO Dara Khosrovshahi (hacking occurred before his appointment) stated that it was an unforgivable act on the part of Uber. Two security specialists were fired.
Among the data that hackers received access to, there were about 600,000 numbers of driver’s licenses, as well as other confidential information.