Uber data of 57 million users are hacked

Personal data of 57 million customers and drivers worldwide have been stolen, including names, email addresses, and mobile-phone numbers from the Ubers data bank.

Uber  needed to register clients mobile-phone and credit-card numbers to make advance payments.

The global ride-hailing service provider says it has not confirmed any leakage of ride-distance records or credit-card numbers.

Uber says it knew about unauthorized access of the firm’s database in late 2016. Two individuals outside the firm who were involved have been identified by Uber.

US media report that Uber had paid the hackers 100-thousand dollars to delete the stolen data.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the firm will learn from the mistake and do its best to regain the trust of customers.

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