Uber Technologies Inc. has failed to disclose a massive breach which occurred last year exposing the data of some 57 million users of the ride-sharing service, the company’s new chief executive officer said on Tuesday.
Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter says the actual term used by Uber to describe the incident is that their data was 'inappropriately accessed'.
What they're telling us is that 57 million of their riders records and some of their drivers had their information accessed. This included their names and cellphone numbers.— Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter
It was not their credit card and bank card details.— Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter
Uber is urging their riders to not panic.— Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter
Bateman reports that Uber had tracked down two of the people who accessed it data and had them agree to destroying the information in their hands.
Uber South Africa is not commenting says Bateman.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Uber asks customers not to panic over 57 million users' leaked data - reporter