Are you a user of the Uber service? There is a bad news for you! Uber also enters the long list of companies who are victims of a data breach.
On Friday, the Uber firm has announced the incident with an official statement on its website, the note reports that expert of the company had identified a “one-time access of an Uber database” by an unauthorized third party in May 2014. The unauthorized access resulted in the disclosure of user data related to a “small percentage” of Uber driver partners.
“A small percentage of current and former Uber driver partner names and driver’s license numbers were contained in the database,” the statement, posted by Katherine Tassi, Uber’s Managing Counsel of Data Privacy, wrote. “Immediately upon discovery we changed the access protocols for the database, removing the possibility of unauthorized access. We are notifying impacted drivers, but we have not received any reports of actual misuse of information as a result of this incident.”
As part of the incident response procedure the experts of the company notified the data breach to the authorities and they have changed the access protocols for the database, removing the possibility of unauthorized access.
Of course, Uber is notifying impacted drivers, anyway the company declared that has not received any reports of actual misuse of the stolen data.
Below the timeline of the data breaches, according to Weber:
(Security Affairs – Uber data breach, hacking)