Uber data breach may have compromised 50,000 drivers

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Uber suffered a security breach last year that may have compromised the sensitive information of up to 50,000 drivers in the U.S

In a statement to The Los Angeles Times, Uber confirmed that a database containing the names and driver’s license numbers of the drivers had a security vulnerability that could have been exploited by hackers.

Uber wouldn’t say how it discovered the breach, but did admit that a third party gained unauthorized access once in May 2014. Uber discovered the breach in September that year

The vulnerability has been patched, Uber says; the ride-sharing company began contacting affected drivers last Friday about the incident. As a consolation, Uber offered all drivers a free one-year membership to an identity protection service. Read more…

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