Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms


Uber announced today that its database was breached by an unauthorized third party last year. The company confirmed the breach in a company blog post published this afternoon, authored by Uber’s managing counsel of data private Katherine Tassi.

The breach, which occurred on May 13 2014, revealed the names and license plate numbers of approximately 50,000 drivers across various states. Uber says that the number of drivers who had their information exposed during the breach represents “a small percentage of current and former driver partners” and that thus far, there have been no reports of misuse of the information that was exposed.

Uber is currently notifying the drivers.

Uber said in the post that it discovered a breach occurred in September 2014, and that it subsequently immediately changed its access protocols and began investigating. The company hasn’t specified why it waited this long to publicly disclose the breach or notify…

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