Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up

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Earlier this month it was revealed that the hack on Uber, which affected 50 million riders and seven million drivers worldwide, was hidden under the leadership of now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, who reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data they collected. Uber has said the breach involved names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses.

The complaint also noted that "Uber is aware of its responsibilities to provide notice of data security breaches", citing the fact that, in 2016, "the New York Attorney General fined Uber for failing to notify drivers and that office about a data breach that occurred in 2014".

Several states, including Missouri, Massachusetts and NY, have opened investigations, and the city of Chicago sued Uber on Tuesday for failing to notify affected residents. Almost 11,000 drivers in the state were affected.

Had the incident taken place after the introduction of the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) next May, the penalties could have been more severe.

Separately, prosecutors in the United States have heard that Uber may have hired ex-CIA intelligence operatives to conduct surveillance on its rivals.

It also notes that Uber has run into trouble before for failing to notify users.

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Currently, ICO is waiting on technical reports for full confirmation on the damage, including exact details on compromised personal information. Uber has now started to reveal more information about what happened.

In a statement Tuesday, Uber said it takes the matter seriously and is cooperating with regulators.

"We have seen no evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident", Uber said.

"We are committed to changing the way we do business, putting integrity at the core of every decision we make, and working hard to re-gain the trust of consumers, " the statement said.

"We filed this lawsuit because Uber must be held accountable for its actions which have made its customers vulnerable to identity theft, fraud, and other abuse", said Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, according to WLS-TV. The trial, brought by Alphabet-owned Waymo, centres on allegations that Uber stole autonomous vehicle technology trade secrets from it.

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