It turns out that last year the company Uber suffered a hacker attack and that the data of 57 million users worldwide has been stolen, including 600 thousand drivers. The confirmation came directly from the new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. The CEO assured that
"at the time of the accident we immediately took steps to secure the data and stop unauthorized access. We have identified those responsible and obtained assurances that the collected data will be destroyed ."
The two hackers who violated Uber's systems stole names, e-mails, phone numbers and drivers' license data. Instead, information such as credit card and social security numbers or the routes traveled by the cars remained untouched. Bloomberg, a software, data and media company based in New York City, said that when the cyber attack was discovered, Uber paid a $100,000 ransom to prevent the stolen information from spreading to the Internet.