It also includes the data of 600 thousand driving partners.
Dara Khosrowshasi, the new CEO of Uber, said in a statement that the personal information of 57 million users worldwide has been pirated.
The attack would have been made in late 2016 when its founder Travis Kalanick was still the company’s CEO.
According to the statement, among the stolen data are usernames, emails and telephone numbers.
In addition to the users, the stolen information also includes the data of 600 thousand driving partners.
“None of this should have happened and I will not give excuses for it,” he said, although he stressed that “the incident did not reach the company’s systems or its infrastructure.”
A couple of Uber security team employees who “commanded the response” to the incident and did not alert users were dismissed from the company.
According to a source close to the situation, Uber would have paid $ 100,000 to those responsible for the attack to destroy the information, without disclosing to users or drivers whose data were at risk.
With information of AFP.
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