Uber Hack Compromises Driver Names, License Numbers
Uber reported this week a hack in May 2014 leaked some 50,000 driver names and license numbers.By Evan Thomas | February 28, 2015
The latest company for the data breach pile is ride-sharing service Uber, which announced this week it got hacked back in May 2014.
Uber says a database breach last year leaked the names and driver’s license numbers of as many as 50,000 current and former Uber drivers; 21,000 in California alone.
Uber says it discovered and “immediately” patched the security hole in September. The company notified drivers and the California Attorney General on Friday, and filed a ‘John Doe’ lawsuit to gather more information on the unidentified perpetrator.