Uber covered a hack that affected 57 million clients and drivers, the organization has confirmed.
The 2016 breach was covered up by the ride-sharing firm Uber which paid hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to erase the information.
The organization’s previous CEO Travis Kalanick thought about the rupture over a year back, as indicated by Bloomberg, which initially broke the news.
The hackers discovered 57 million names, email locations and cell phone numbers, Uber said.
Inside that number, 600,000 drivers had their names and permit subtle elements uncovered. An resource page for those influenced has been set up.
Drivers have been offered free credit observing insurance, yet as indicated by Uber’s announcement, influenced clients won’t be given the same.
“While we have not seen evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident, we are monitoring the affected accounts and have flagged them for additional fraud protection,” Uber’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said.
“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” he added.
“While I can’t erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes.”
In the wake of the news, Uber’s chief security officer Joe Sullivan has left the company.