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U.K., Dutch fine Uber $1.2 million over data breach violations

The U.K. and Netherland’s government fined Uber a combined $1.2 million over for the data breach the company endured in 2016 that exposed the data on many of its customers and drivers. Privacy regulators from the U.K. levied a $491,000 penalty, while their Dutch colleagues issued a $600,000 fine, according to The Irish Times. The…
Cybercrime

Senators demand answers from Uber after breach debacle

U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have sent letters to Uber demanding answers in the wake of the transportation company's disclosure that it had concealed an October 2016 hacking incident that compromised the information of 57 million customers and drivers.
The DOJ to investigate Uber breach
Data Breach

Uber hid massive hack compromising data of 57M for a year

For more than a year, even as it negotiated with regulators in the U.S. over privacy infractions, Uber hid a massive hack that resulted in cyberthieves pilfering the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers and prompted the company to fire two executives, including its chief security officer, Joe Sullivan. “We know that the…
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Report: Pair indicted in Lynda.com breach also responsible for Uber incident

Two individuals who were indicted last August for stealing information from the LinkedIn training site Lynda.com back in 2016 are reportedly the same pair of hackers responsible for the 2016 Uber breach that affected 57 million worldwide users. Citing two people close to the case, a TechCrunch report revealed the connection between the two incidents…
The DOJ to investigate Uber breach
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Uber pays out $375K in bug bounties during challenge in London

Uber laid out $375,000 to bug bounty hunters during a live hacking event held in London with partner HackerOne. The bounties, which ranged from $500 to $50,000 each, were handed out in real-time during the eight-hour event that brought more than 50 hackers together to hunt for vulnerabilities. “Working with hackers to find and resolve…
Cybercrime

Letter submitted in lawsuit alleges Uber hacked competitors’ networks

Jacobs letter Uber A letter written on behalf of a former Uber employee contains allegations that the transportation company illegally hacked and surveilled its competitors. The letter was reportedly submitted by the Department of Justice to a judge presiding over a legal battle between Uber and Waymo, an autonomous vehicle company owned by Alphabet (Google’s…
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Two guilty pleas in Uber and Lynda.com hacking case

Two men reportedly face a up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court on Wednesday to hacking into Uber’s and Lynda.com’s databases and holding their contents for ransom. According to reports, Brandon Glover of Winter Springs, Florida and Vasile Mereacre of Toronto, Canada, admitted to hacking into the GitHub accounts of Uber…
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