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Uber CEO says company was hacked in 2016 | KRVN Radio

Uber CEO says company was hacked in 2016

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(SAN FRANCISCO)– Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement Tuesday that the company was hacked last year.

In the release,  Khosrowshahi said around 600 thousand drivers were affected, as well as 57 million Uber users. Some of the information accessed includes names, driver’s license numbers, and addresses. Social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers were not affected according to the statement.

Khosrowshahi addressed concerns about why users and drivers were not notified about the security breach when it initially occurred.

“You may be asking why we are just talking about this now, a year later,” said Khosrowshahi. “I had the same question so I immediately asked for a thorough investigation of what happened and how we handled it.”

Khosrowshahi was not CEO of the company when the information was accessed, joining Uber in August.

Uber says it will now notify affected individuals. There were no fraud cases detected in connection to the hack.

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