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It turns out ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick left behind yet another hidden scandal: the company paid a $100,000 payout to hackers after a data breach that left the data of 57 million customers and drivers exposed.

The Uber chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over in August, said in a blogpost there had been "no indication" trip history, credit card details, bank account numbers or dates of birth were downloaded by the hackers.

Boffetti said New Hampshire law requires companies to notify the state of data breaches and to disclose how many New Hampshire residents may have been affected. The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600,000 USA driver's license numbers.

"While I can't erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes", Mr Khosrowshahi said. "We are changing the way we do business".

Uber Technologies, Inc., is no stranger to self-inflicted wounds, but the latest visit to the infirmary goes far beyond the kinds of running-with-scissors episodes that have made the ride sharing company infamous.

However, Uber did not reveal the incident to the public at the time. Among those, the hackers stole 600,000 driver's license numbers of drivers for the company.

"It's always the company's responsibility to identify when United Kingdom citizens have been affected as part of a data breach and take steps to reduce any harm to consumers".

Downing Street said the hack, which affected 57 million customers and drivers worldwide, had not been reported by the taxi-hailing firm.

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Law enforcement advises companies to not pay hackers and report breaches to the authorities.

Let's hope 2018 is a better year for them, shall we? Yet whatever comes of that investigation, Pilgrim - whose office will oversee the new Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme from February 2018 - called the breach "a timely reminder to Australian businesses and agencies of the reputational vale of good privacy practice, and the reputational risks that can follow mishandling of personal data".

Uber also fired two employees who were responsible for providing information to hackers.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday launched an investigation into the incident.

"This wasn't simply a data breach", Rubin said. In addition to its legal troubles, Uber has faced criticism for sexual harassment issues, underpaying and deceiving drivers, questioning a rape victim, and surge pricing during times of crisis.

Mr Sullivan, formerly the top security official at Facebook and a federal prosecutor, served as both security chief and deputy general counsel for Uber.


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