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Uber hack: CEO says users targeted in massive data breach

Posted at 4:29 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 20:52:18-05

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

Uber officials say the attack happened in October 2016. The compromised data includes names, email addresses and phone numbers of millions of Uber users world-wide.

Check if you were affected.

The breach involved Uber drivers as well. Officials say the names and driver's license records of around 600,000 drivers in the United States was leaked. 

Drivers can learn more here.

The company's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over in September, says Uber is "changing the way the way we do business."

Khosrowshahi also criticized the company's handling of the data theft in a blog post that said there's no evidence the stolen information has been misused.