Uber ad­mits 2.7m Bri­tons were hit by global data hack

The Daily Telegraph - - News - By James Tit­comb TECH­NOL­OGY EDI­TOR

UBER has re­vealed that 2.7 mil­lion Bri­tish users were af­fected by a ma­jor data breach last year that the US taxi com­pany had con­cealed un­til last week.

The ma­jor­ity of Uber pas­sen­gers and drivers were af­fected by the hack, that saw names, email ad­dresses and phone num­bers stolen from its com­put­ers, which Sadiq Khan, Lon­don’s mayor, called a “shock­ing de­vel­op­ment”.

Uber has said there is “no ev­i­dence” of fraud tied to the breach or that fi­nan­cial de­tails were stolen, al­though the Na­tional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Cen­tre has told users to change their pass­words and be vig­i­lant about on­line fraud.

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