Uber Technologies, Inc. recently confirmed a global data breach that exposed 57 million of its customers and drivers.
Of the 57 million affected, 50 million were customers and 7 million were drivers. Of the 7 million drivers affected, 600,000 were from the U.S. Names, email addresses, phone numbers and driver’s license numbers were exposed.
According to Bloomberg News, the breach initially occurred in October 2016. Cybercriminals first hacked a private coding site used by Uber software developers. From there, hackers used the credentials obtained from that site to access the company’s internal databases and files. Continue reading