57 million riders and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach, which Uber attempted to cover up by paying off the hackers to stay silent. In a coincidentally timed announcement shortly before Uber's hacking disclosure Tuesday, Whitman said she was stepping down as head of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
In October 2016, Uber suffered a huge data hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers.
A spokesman from Uber said the company is in the process of notifying various regulatory and government authorities.
Uber did not confirm details of the hack, but according to Bloomberg, two hackers accessed to a private area of Github, an online resource for developers, and found Uber's log-in credentials to Amazon Web Services, a B2B cloud computing service that stores data.
"The fact is there is absolutely no guarantee the hackers didn't create multiple copies of the stolen data for future extortion or to sell on further down the line", he said. It was also revealed that license numbers of drivers which were stolen will be offered free identity theft protection and credit monitoring. Please let us know via the Help Center if you see anything unexpected or unusual related to your Uber account.
Uber, under new management, is desperately trying to make up for past mistakes. I had the same question, so I immediately asked for a thorough investigation of what happened and how we handled it.
"The reality is that companies today exist in a state of continuous compromise". Is a ransomware attack technically a data breach?
Should we all just assume our data is lost?
"But rather than fear the breach, organisations need to prepare with a defined, well-practiced response strategy that involves security teams, legal, executive leadership, and communications/PR support", he said. We think this was wrong, which is why we are now taking the actions we've described.
Dan Panesar, vice-president for Certes Networks in Europe, said transparency is crucial when it comes to the loss of personal data. ("In the past, we were a bit aggressive", he told a Brazilian newspaper.) And now the mishandled data breach. Guruswamy said. "It sounds to me like the $100,000 went, not to protect the consumers, but to keep it from getting out in the news". It may have been because the information was easy for hackers to access on account of Uber's engineers being lax with security online (according to some reports), but regardless, the secrecy around the payout is pretty bad.
News of the leak comes on the heels of revelations the Australian Broadcasting Corporation accidentally exposed Amazon Web Services S3 bucket containing a large amount of user data - an error that also recently led to almost 50,000 Australians' PII being leaked online by a government contractor. Many companies continue to kick security own-goals through poorly-managed use of cloud services, with cloud-visibility tools surging in popularity as security managers learn the hard way that they can't take cloud security for granted.
Khosrowshahi made no mention of whether Uber riders whose information was hacked are being contacted.
Joseph had said earlier this month it "wouldn't be fair" to play Lynch when Lynch had just returned to the practice field. Sunday against the Bengals was the first game this season in which Lynch was active following his lengthy recovery.
However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. A gunfight erupted following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
The Broncos averaged just 18.3 points per game through the first ten games of the season, the ninth-worst total in the NFL. That loss marked the sixth straight for the Broncos, the first six-game losing streak in 27 for the franchise.
The family may be tight-lipped for now, but it's safe to say we'll be hearing one way or another from them in the near future. Kim Kardashian explained in her recent appearance on Ellen that keeping confidential information is how they work as a family.
Dolphins' starting quarterback Jay Cutler picked an very bad time to have his first multi-interception game of the season. The offense just didn't look organized as evident by its four turnovers and eight penalties in the first half.
Tillis died early on Sunday in an Ocala, Florida, hospital, a statement posted on Absolute Publicity's website said. The Tillis family said they plan to announce funeral arrangements for Nashville and Florida soon.
Per Mark Schlabach of ESPN , the head coach is poised to either take the UCLA Bruins or Florida Gators job in the coming days. Kelly, however, is considering offers from both University of Florida and UCLA, according to USA Today's George Schroeder.
Indiana Jones to the rescue! The woman was the only occupant in the vehicle and was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. The legendary actor made headlines over the weekend when he jumped into action to help a woman who ran her auto off of a highway.
He described the perilous situation in Zimbabwe, where the US Embassy has advised Americans to limit their travel outdoors. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow hunters to bring so-called elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe into the U.S.
To add to the current situation, the Haitian National Police is not fully equipped to confront current security challenges. Citizenship and Immigration Services conducted extensive outreach to the Haitian communities throughout the country.
Between the four players who participated in the celebration, Ellington had the fastest 40-yard dash time at 4.37 seconds. The defense did come up with the turnovers but had trouble pressuring struggling Texans quarterback Tom Savage .
Also, any acquisition of Fox assets by a fellow media giant would not include Fox News or Fox Sports due to antitrust issues. Shares of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp also rose more than 2 percent, a sign investors may see then as potential targets.
Wet & chilly start to your week
An upper-level trough will gradually slide east of the area, as high pressure tiptoes into the southern Plain. Friday night , the low will be around 44 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.