• Uber paid hacker to keep data breach secret - sources

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters.
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  • Uber hacker was 20-year-old Florida man

    Uber hacker was 20-year-old Florida man

    9 days ago - By Venture Beat

    A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters.
    Uber announced on Nov. 21 that the personal data of 57 million users, including 600,000 drivers in the United States, were stolen in a breach that occurred in October 2016, and that it paid the hacker $100,000 to destroy the information. But the company did not reveal any information about the hacker or how it paid...
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  • Report says 20-year-old Florida man was behind massive Uber data breach

    9 days ago - By Fast Company

    The hacker who obtained access to data from 57 million Uber accounts reportedly was “living with his mom in a small home trying to help pay the bills,” according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The hack occurred in 2016 but was only unveiled this year after Uber paid the hacker $100,000 to cover up the...
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