Bloomberg reports hackers stole the personal information of 57 million Uber customers and drivers, an incident the company concealed from the public for more than a year. Uber, which was negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission for other privacy violations at the time of the breach, also paid the hackers $100,000 to keep the breach quiet. Compromised information includes names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million users; the personal information of 7 million Uber drivers; and the driver's license numbers of 600,000 Americans. Though the company said it does not believe the compromised data was used, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it." New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman has launched an investigation. The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said the incident "raises huge concerns" and that it will be working with the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre to investigate it further. Regulators in Australia and the Philippines are also looking into the matter. Editor's Note: The Privacy Advisor recently reported on what privacy looks like at Uber.
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