Last year Uber paid $100,000 dollars to hackers. Why? So, the hackers could delete and not share 57 million customers and drivers’ personal data that they had collected.
That sure is a lot of identity theft to keep on the DL for a whole entire year. According to an Uber statement, hackers obtained the names and driver’s license numbers of around 600,000 drivers in the United States.
To add, the files downloaded by the hackers included names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers of 57 million customers.
But, to be honest, how could we be surprised? Uber has been taking consecutive Ls and the company is known for their dishonesty.
Uber was fined in 2016 for withholding information about a 2014 hack. Let’s not forget the illegal tracking of customers’ iPhones and letting convicted felons and others with hot-boy backgrounds drive for the company.
The latter just happened this Monday and Uber got the Uber fine – $8.9 million. It’s like no wonder why the Uber thief had to g it.
This girl epitomizes where Uber stands as a company. Damn. Stealing from behind our backs thinking we are not seeing anything. Oh, we see you.
So what’s next for the dishonest ride-sharing company? According to a press statement released after the hack disclosure, Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, said,
“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it. While I can’t erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes. We are changing the way we do business, putting integrity at the core of every decision we make and working hard to earn the trust of our customers.”
I smell BS. Once a liar always a liar. Uber, you can’t lie multiple times and expect us to trust you. This relationship will now and forever have trust issues. *Drake voice.*