News Roundup: Uber did another bad thing

News Roundup: Uber did another bad thing

A roundup of the week’s tech news including Net Neutrality, John McAfee, and anti-scam bots.


Uber the next to suffer a big security breach

Firefox now lets users know when they’re visiting a site that’s been hacked. But given the sheer number of companies suffering breaches these days it might just be easier to say which ones haven’t. This week’s big hack victim: Uber.

Bloomberg reported that the ride-hailing startup lost the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers in a 2016 breach – including names, email addresses, phone numbers, and the license numbers of drivers – kept it quiet until this week, and also paid the hackers $100,000.

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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