Uber hacked, 57 million customers in wrong hands data cases

Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of tens of millions of customers of Uber are in wrong hands cases.

Hackers also made names and driver's license numbers of drivers booty. "And unfortunately, Uber-customers do not do a lot. The data in the hands of others have come, that you can no longer turn back. Though it remains always wise to see what information you share with whom, "said Erik de Jong of Fox-IT security officer.

According to Uber hackers have no credit card, bank account numbers and dates of birth. Attackers had such data can be used for identity fraud. Daniel thinks the consequences now will fall. "Most people will be happy not notice." He also thinks that people will trade for a competitor not Uber. "If you want to use a Uber, you go that also in the future just do it."

It comes to the details of a total of 57 million people. Or Dutch are also among them, is not known. It is also not known who is behind the theft and how they at Uber. Trend Micro security guard thinks that developers of Uber have their passwords somewhere. The $100,000 of Uber hackers have to destroy and silence about it. Uber itself was silent there until Tuesday.

Daniel: "a hack can happen to anyone. I think we know by now that in 2017. The biggest mistake that Uber has made, is that they have tried to sweep it under the rug and not public. And that's really inexcusable. "

Such hacks come very often for, said Daniel. Some big cases, such as Yahoo and LinkedIn, pick up the news. "So very exceptionally it is not. But how you deal with, then there is very important, that makes the difference. "

According to Sean Sullivan, researcher of cyber security guard F-Secure, datalek is eventually traced back to the culture within Uber. "Security is not easy. I think that security is not their first concern was. They wanted to grow, grow, grow. " Growth is important for a company, he stresses, but can also be an obsession. "If you put growth above all else, you're doomed to get into trouble. What is growing rapidly, is also more likely to have a tumor. "

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