Uber waits a year to report 57 million users had information stolen

Posted at 7:57 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 07:57:26-05

Millions of people depend on Uber to get them to and from where they need to go, however, a massive hack targeting the ride-share company has users worried.

The news of the breach is now coming out a year after it happened. Reports say 57 million people had their information stolen from Uber back in October of 2016. 600,000 drivers had their license information stolen, and riders had their name, address, and phone number taken.

Uber has admitted it paid the two hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and had guarantees it was deleted. The money also was paid to keep the breach quiet.

The new CEO who started in August said the people responsible for the cover-up were fired. They also say they’ve improved their security since then by offering credit monitoring and ID theft protection for drivers.