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Uber Admits To Hack That Affected 57 MILLION Customers

It has been revealed that driving service company Uber have brushed a serious security breach under the rug.

It is alleged that in 2016 the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million Uber customers and drivers were accessed by Hackers.

Former Chief executive of the company, Travis Kalanick, reportedly knew about the breach when it occurred however, instead of addressing the issue, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data.

It is also believed that within the large number of people affected, 600,000 drivers had their license details exposed.

Drivers employed by Uber have been given free credit monitoring protection, however, customers affected by the hack have not yet been offered compensation.

"While we have not seen evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident, we are monitoring the affected accounts and have flagged them for additional fraud protection," said Uber's current chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi.

Uber has now set up a resource page on their website to assist those people whose information may have been accessed.

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