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This article was published on February 27, 2015


Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information

Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Last year Uber suffered a security breach. Now it’s saying that the name and driver’s license number of up to 50,000 drivers could be in the hands of a third party.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the company’s databases had been accessed by an unknown third party twice in 2014. In one instance, the database contained the information of Uber drivers.

Uber has reached out California’s attorney general about the breach and to current and former drivers about the breach. In the wake of today’s admission, the company is offering all affected drivers one year free membership to an identity protection service.

➤ Uber security breach may have affected up to 50,000 drivers [The Los Angeles Times]

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