Published: Thu, November 23, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Uber isn't saying how many Canadians were affected by year old hack

Uber isn't saying how many Canadians were affected by year old hack

Our outside forensics experts have not seen any indication that trip location history, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers or dates of birth were downloaded.

"By choosing not to disclose this massive data breach and attempting to mitigate the breach by paying the hackers to destroy the data, Uber has essentially rolled the dice with its customers' and drivers' personal identities", Cari Campen Laufenberg, a Keller Rohrback attorney said in a statement sent to Ars.

While no financial details appear to have been compromised in the breach, the fact that Uber tried to hide its details to its customers, employees and especially the authorities raises a great deal of concern regarding the company's ethics and how it manages sensitive data. Effective today, two of the individuals who led the response to this incident are no longer with the company.

Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi acknowledged in a blog post on the company's official website on Tuesday that a year ago two hackers broke into a third-party cloud-based system that contained the private information of its customers.

The tech company reportedly tracked down the hackers and pressured them to sign non-disclosure agreements so news of the incident did not become public.

Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. This regulation specifies that when the breach of data can adversely affect the personal privacy of individuals, providers shall notify the individuals and this notification should be made no later than 24 hours after its detection. "We are changing the way we do business". Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), ranking member of the House Commerce Committee.

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Equifax executives have been hauled before congressional committees in Washington to explain why it took several weeks for the firm to notify consumers of the incident. He was forced out by investors in June who feared his leadership style would damage the company, although he stayed on the board and remains a significant shareholder.

Prime Minister Theresa May's official spokesman said: 'These are obviously concerning reports and the National Cyber Security Centre is working closely with domestic and worldwide agencies, including the National Crime Agency and the Information Commissioner's Office, to investigate if and how this breach has affected people in the UK.

I've asked Matt Olsen, a co-founder of a cybersecurity consulting firm and former general counsel of the National Security Agency and director of the National Counterterrorism Center, to help me think through how best to guide and structure our security teams and processes going forward. Khosrowshahi took over for Kalanick in August. "There is no goodwill and trust in Uber as a brand at this point".

In a statement, Khosrowshahi said: "We have to be honest and transparent as we work to fix our past mistakes". "They're choosing to go with the messaging of their CEO and that might save them".

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