Uber to Pay $148 Million for 2016 Data Breach
The California Attorney General’s office reported today that Uber will pay $148 million to resolve claims related to a 2016 data breach that Uber concealed. In addition to failing to report the breach, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 as part of the cover-up. The breach involved the information of 57 million customers and drivers. According to reports, the $148 million will be shared with other states participating in the nationwide investigation. This 2016 breach and a 2014 breach involving a failure to employ reasonable security practices already caught the attention of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Uber agreed to resolve those claims earlier this year. Also related to the 2014 breach, Uber caught a break when a judge tossed a class action suit for lack of standing in May.