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 a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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