The New York attorney general’s office has opened an investigation into an Uber data breach that compromised the information of over 57 million riders and drivers. According to Uber officials, the rideshare company experienced the data breach over a year ago, after reportedly paying ransom to two hackers claiming to have accessed information from riders and drivers. Uber riders and drivers who were potentially affected by the breach may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Uber data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. We provide free, confidential and no-obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a claim we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Rideshare Company Reportedly Paid $100,000 Ransom to Hackers
On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, rideshare company Uber revealed that hackers had accessed at least 57 million driver and rider accounts over a year ago. According to a report published by The New York Times, Uber kept the data breach a secret from its customers and the public after agreeing to pay two hackers $100,000. The hackers claimed to have stolen sensitive data about the company’s riders and drivers, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, and license number of around 600,000 drivers.
Although a significant amount of information was downloaded, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated in a blog post that “outside forensics experts have not seen any indication that trip location history, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers or dates of birth were downloaded.” The incident raises a number of questions about the company’s secrecy surrounding the data breach and could potentially affect the company’s reputation and trust it has with its riders and drivers.
Additionally, an official investigation has been opened by the New York State Attorney’s office into whether or not Uber violated a Federal Trade Commission rule prohibiting companies from destroying evidence during the course of an investigation as well as state breach disclosure laws.
Consumers Affected by an Uber Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from an Uber data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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