Uber hacked, didn't say a word for a year

23 November, 2017, 00:11 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Uber hacked, data for 57 million people exposed

Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber users and drivers in 2016What was the Uber data hack?

Uber joined the likes of Google, Sony, Yahoo and Target among companies that have suffered massive data breaches from hackers in recent years.

"I recently learned that in late 2016 we became aware that two individuals outside the company had inappropriately accessed user data stored on a third-party cloud-based service that we use".

According to Khosrowshahi, forensics experts have not seen any evidence that of trip location history, credit numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, or dates of birth being compromised. It was also revealed that license numbers of drivers which were stolen will be offered free identity theft protection and credit monitoring.

"None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it", said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August.

Khosrowshahi also said that he can't erase the past but the company will learn from its mistakes. "The more information a company shares in a timely manner, the better able we are to support them and prevent others falling victim", an NCSC spokesperson said. "All companies would be wise to remember this: cock-ups are bad, but cover-ups can kill you", computer security specialist Graham Cluley said in a blog, adding, "You can ask forgiveness for being hacked, but many people will find it harder to forgive and forget if you deliberately concealed the truth from them". "Companies like Uber will not be able to hide the breaches of our personal data from us or face penalty", she said, without mentioning a sum for an European Union fine for Uber.

Thanksgiving weather cooperates with cold, fair conditions expected
If you plan on shopping after your Thanksgiving dinner, you'll want to bundle up Thursday night into early Friday morning. Thanksgiving could be toasty and Black Friday could be balmy for southeast Iowa as a warm pattern moves in at midweek.

Madhya Pradesh first state to ban Padmavati release
Protests are a justified recourse in a democratic system, said Singh, who leads the Congress government in Punjab. Even after deferring the release date of the film, the makers of Padmavati are still in hot water.

Hip hop mogul accused of 'forcing sex' on model
Ratner was on his way up in the music video industry and a protégé of Simmons, the Def Jam Recordings powerhouse. Khalighi says that she refused intercourse, after which Simmons coerced her into giving him oral sex.

William McGeveren, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, suggested in a tweet that Uber may be in violation of legal statutes by breaking data breach disclosure laws and potentially lying to the FTC while under investigation.

Uber also fired two employees who were responsible for providing information to hackers.

In March, Uber officials told the New Hampshire Union Leader that the ride-sharing service had several hundred drivers serving almost 40,000 active riders in New Hampshire.

In September, the agency revealed its EDGAR system, a platform that pools financial reports on publicly traded companies, has been breached in 2016.

Schneiderman's office determined that the earlier hack took advantage of access information posted by an Uber engineer at software development platform Github. To keep the leak secret, Uber paid the hackers a ransom of $100,000. The hack introduces an unexpected factor in negotiations between SoftBank Group Corp. and Uber shareholders over a planned investment of as much as $10 billion, a deal Khosrowshahi has been championing.

Recommended:

  • Jana Novotna, 1998 Wimbledon champion, dies at 49

    Jana Novotna, 1998 Wimbledon champion, dies at 49

    Czech tennis star Jana Novotna , who won the 1998 Wimbledon title, has died at the age of 49 after a long fight with cancer. The Duchess of Kent comforts Jana Novotna as she presents her with the runner up trophy on centre court at Wimbledon.
    USA  cult leader Manson dies in prison at 83

    USA cult leader Manson dies in prison at 83

    Manson was taken from Corcoran State Prison to the hospital back in January where he was being treated for intestinal bleeding . Manson got the death penalty in 1971, but when that was ruled unconstitutional.it was changed to 9 consecutive life sentences.
    Catch-22: George Clooney to Star in Limited Series

    Catch-22: George Clooney to Star in Limited Series

    Actor George Clooney will direct and star in the drama miniseries "Catch-22", making his return to television after 20 years. After a series of poor box office outings, George Clooney will head to the small screen for his next directorial effort.
  • CBS News fires Charlie Rose

    CBS News fires Charlie Rose

    The allegations include unwanted sexual advances, lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, and groping. It is crushing". 'I have learned a great deal as a result of these events and I hope others will too.
    Trump jokes about killing Obama's Thanksgiving turkeys

    Trump jokes about killing Obama's Thanksgiving turkeys

    After the pardoning, the birds will join last year's Turkey at Virginia Tech University to live out the rest of their lives. Trump will depart the White House this afternoon to spend Thanksgiving in Florida.
    Seven signals 'not from missing sub'

    Seven signals 'not from missing sub'

    Relatives of crew members unfurled a flag at the naval base that read: "Be strong Argentina, We trust in God, We wait for you". The Argentina-born Pope Francis mentioned the missing vessel in his weekly Sunday prayers at the Vatican in Rome.
  • 'Banging' noises could be coming from missing Argentine sub, officials say

    'Banging' noises could be coming from missing Argentine sub, officials say

    His government also sent five psychologists and a psychiatrist to the base in support of the relatives. The submarine was carrying 44 crew members, and was travelling to the coastal city of Mar del Plata.
    Absent PM Saad Hariri returns to Lebanon to tackle political crisis

    Absent PM Saad Hariri returns to Lebanon to tackle political crisis

    His surprise resignation announced from Riyadh triggered a political crisis in Lebanon's power-sharing government. Al-Hariri's resignation has not yet been approved by Lebanon's president.
    Is Moody's upgrade a thumbs up to BJP-Modi's reforms?

    Is Moody's upgrade a thumbs up to BJP-Modi's reforms?

    Banks were the biggest gainers after the Moody's upgraded the Government of India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings. The Sensex was trading 384.73 points or 1.16 per cent higher during the early session.
  • 16 children find 'forever families' in Snohomish County after official adoption

    16 children find 'forever families' in Snohomish County after official adoption

    The Broch's said they may not be done adopting. "We just hope for the best for all of us", Ida said. "It's not a job to me". On Friday dozens of Connecticut's foster children found a family to call their own as part of the state's Adoption Day.
    Donald Trump Responds to LaVar Ball's Comments

    Donald Trump Responds to LaVar Ball's Comments

    While the rest of the team returned to the United States, Chinese authorities detained the three players. The university later announced that the players would be suspended indefinitely .
    Grigor Dimitrov Triumphed in the Final Season Tournament in London!

    Grigor Dimitrov Triumphed in the Final Season Tournament in London!

    He leveled in the eighth game before breaking once more in the 12th to snatch the set, despite Goffin hitting eight more winners. Grigor Dimitrov's talent took him to the brink of his biggest career win - but he needed more than that to get over the line.


Popular

Palestinians freeze ties with US
Under the law, Trump now has 90 days to consider whether the Palestinians are in "direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel". It could also antagonize the Trump administration and result in cancellation of United States aide to the Palestinians.

Broncos name Paxton Lynch as starting QB vs. Raiders Sunday
He started two games for the Broncos a year ago and went 49 of 83 for 497 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick. In four games, Osweiler has put up just 3 TD's and 4 INT's as he continues to struggle with his accuracy.

Rep. Peters Blasts Trump FCC Chairman's Push to End 'Net Neutrality'
Then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called it a victory, saying the rules allowed the commission to act as an Internet "referee". With three Republican and two Democratic commissioners, the move to end net neutrality is all but certain to be approved.

LeT militants gunned down; One Army jawan dies in J&K gun battle
Hidden militants opened fire and a gunfight took place, during which the 3 militants were killed. Better technology is being brought into the counter-infiltration grid.

Homeland Security Ends Temporary Deportation Protection for 60000 Haitians
Still, this is not the first time that Kobach has criticized the administration's handling of Temporary Protected Status. About 30,000 children have been born to Haitians in the United States with protected status since 2010.

Trump Breaks Silence on Roy Moore Allegations
The President also expressed vehement opposition to Doug Jones , the Democrat in the race and Moore's only major opponent. Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama, on November 14, 2017.

Mamata Banerjee mourns Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's death
The former union minister's wife, Deepa Dasmunsi, said that her husband's condition has been deteriorating for a month now. He was admitted to Calcutta's Apollo Gleneagles hospital where he underwent angioplasty to unblock two blood vessels.

Clinton 'The Worst (and Biggest) Loser of All Time'
In an interview on Friday Clinton had said she wanted Trump to take resposibility for the sexual assault allegations against him. President Donald Trump dishes out some of the strongest words he's ever had for Hillary Clinton .

South Carolina Women's Basketball Team Declines Donald Trump White House Invite
The White House said 18 NCAA teams would be in attendance for a reception at the executive mansion. The Gamecocks are now 3-0 and have a home matchup against Wofford on Sunday.

Fort Hood leads with most sexual assaults reported in US Army posts
Back to the 2016 report: This year marks the first time the military has broken down the number of assaults by location. The majority (8,600) were carried out against women but men were the victims in more than 6,000 incidents, they said.