A 20-year-old man was responsible for the massive data breach at Uber last year, and the company paid him to destroy the data through its bug bounty program, reports Reuters. In November, Uber revealed it suffered from a cyberattack in October 2016 that exposed the private data of 57 million drivers and customers, which it then covered up. Uber allegedly paid hackers a $100,000 ransom to delete the data and not disclose what had happened to the media and public. The company didn’t say how the hacker was paid, or who he was.

Sources have now told Reuters that payment to the hacker was made through its bounty program, which monetarily rewards those who find…

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/7/16745578/uber-security-breach-report

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