Uber faces fines in the UK over cover-up of 57m stolen user details

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Khosrowshahi revealed the hack on Tuesday evening and fire Uber’s security chief and former Facebook lead Joe Sullivan over the debacle. 

Coming clean about the breach, he revealed names, email addresses and mobile numbers along with the license numbers of around 6000,000 drivers in the United States were stolen. 

External forensic experts hired by the company claimed there was “no indication” that trip location history, credit card numbers, bank account numbers of dates of birth were downloaded. Uber will notify affected drivers by email but did not say whether it would contact individual riders.

The National Cyber Security Centre appeared to confirm that financial details had not been breached. 

“Based on current information, we have not seen evidence that financial details have been compromised,” a spokesperson said. 

Two hackers, not believed to be employees, were able to access the information after workers left keys to the company’s cloud account on GitHub, a site where developers can share software code. 

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