Uber Fined £385,000 For Losing UK Customer Information - Insight Trending
Uber Fined £385,000 For Losing UK Customer Information
Tech giant Uber has been fined £385,000 for giving hackers a chance to take information on 2.7 million UK clients. 

The huge break saw the cloud-based servers putting away data of 2.7 million Uber clients and 82,000 drivers traded off, with hackers securing the names, email locations and phone contacts of application clients, alongside ride history and earn information of drivers. 

Uber has additionally been fined 600,000 euros (£532,000) by information controllers in Holland over a similar rupture, as it likewise influenced 174,000 Dutch clients. 

"This was not only a serious failure of data security on Uber's part but a complete disregard for the customers and drivers whose personal information was stolen, At the time, no steps were taken to inform anyone affected by the breach, or to offer help and support. That left them vulnerable," said Steve Eckersley, director of investigations at the ICO.

“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterward was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack,” added Mr. Eckersley.

“Although there was no legal duty to report data breaches under the old legislation, Uber’s poor data protection practices and subsequent decisions and conduct were likely to have compounded the distress of those affected.”

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