Uber, a private international transport company headquartered at San Francisco, announced on Friday that the company had suffered a massive data breach.The company said that their website was accessed by an unauthorized third party and sensitive data of about 50,000 drivers were stolen.
It develops, markets and operates the mobile-app-based transportation network also called Uber. The Uber app allows consumers to submit a trip request, which is routed to crowd-sourced taxi drivers.The service is available in 53 countries and more than 200 cities worldwide
Uber takes seriously our responsibility to safeguard personal information, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this incident may cause. In addition, today we filed a lawsuit that will enable us to gather information to help identify and prosecute this unauthorized third party,the company told.
The Uber’s Managing,Katherine Tassi Counsel of Data Privacy said that:
Uber has notified the impacted drivers and is providing a free one-year membership of Experian’s® ProtectMyID® Alert. They have also filed a lawsuit to identify the third-party perpetrator.