Uber paid hackers to keep data breach quiet

Uber, the ride-sharing company, had a massive data breach one year ago that affected the information of 57 million people. But nobody heard about it. Turns out, they had paid the hackers to keep the news quiet.

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    Uber is facing investigation after revealing that it suffered a massive data breach affecting 57 million people - but kept the details quiet for more than a year.

    The hackers say they found the data on an Amazon cloud server used by the ride-sharing company.

    They claim they were paid a $100,000 ransom to keep the breach quiet.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports


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