Uber Paid Hackers to Keep 2016 Security Breach Incident Buried

Uber Paid Hackers to Keep 2016 Security Breach Incident Buried

Whether it's to get from point A to point B or to have food delivered to your home or workplace, the apps for the ride-sharing and food-delivery service company, Uber Technologies Inc., can be widely found in people’s phones around the world.

Well, this week news come to light of Uber paying $100,000 to hackers to delete stolen data and keep a 2016 cyber attack hush-hush.

In response to the said events, the company fired its chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, and others involved in the breach cover-up, according to Bloomberg.

It turns out that the cyber attackers had stolen personal information of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber.

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The Dark Side of Digital

The Dark Side of Digital

We are seeing more of the dark side of digital emerge and internet villains like hackers are only becoming shiftier.

Just this year, we have seen more restaurant brands fall victim to cyber hacks more than ever. Let’s take a closer look at some of the restaurant chains that had cybersecurity attacks and how they dealt with the mini PR nightmares that ensued after.

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