Uber breach could affect the data of 50K drivers

Uber announced Friday that one of its databases was possibly breached last year, which could have put up to 50,000 former and current Uber drivers’ personal information at risk.

The breach was first discovered on September 17 of last year and Uber believes it was a onetime incident that happened on May 13, 2014. The database held the names and driver’s license numbers of thousands of Uber drivers in multiple states. Uber is a ride-hailing service that lets passengers connect with drivers via a smartphone app.

Though the private information of 50,000 people is a lot, it’s small compared with the dozens of hacks on other companies over the past couple of years. Retailers and banks, like Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan, experienced massive security breaches in 2013 and 2014. In the case of Target, 110 million people’s personal information was exposed; and in the Home Depot hack 56 million credit cards were put at risk.

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