Uber Admits 2.7m UK Users Had Data Stolen In Hack

Uber reveals 2.7 million British users hit by data breach

Uber says 2.7 million Britons were affected by security breach

Not only that, the company reportedly tried to sweep the matter under the rug.

Uber says that the 2.7 million figure is an approximation because some users might disclose a different location to the one where they actually live.

So, on Wednesday, the regulators chose to form a task force to deal with the Uber breach, in which the company covered up the fact that hackers had stolen the details of 57 million users around the world.

Chicago Corporation Counsel Ed Siskel, who filed the complaint in conjunction with Foxx, said that companies should not be permitted to violate the law by "failing to safeguard personal information and then covering it up, preventing those impacted from taking steps to protect themselves", the station reported. "Consumers expect and deserve protection from disclosure of their personal information".

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It's the first time an exact figure has been given for the United Kingdom specifically after the hack, in which information such as email addresses, names, and phone numbers were leaked. With the announcement, San Francisco-based Uber said it concealed the breach for a year after paying $100,000 in ransom for the stolen information to be destroyed.

"Washington law is clear: When a data breach puts people at risk, businesses must inform them", Ferguson said in the release. Uber has now started to reveal more information about what happened.

"At no time did Uber notify the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, the plaintiff, class members or other affected individuals", the statement of claim read.

"Defendant's conduct is made more egregious by the fact that Uber paid the hackers to delete the personal information and keep quiet about the breach", Ferguson wrote in the lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court.

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The attorney general is seeking a penalty of $2,000 for each of the almost 11,000 Washington residents affected by the breach.

The firm has said it has a total of five million active users and 50,000 drivers in the UK.

Violations carry fines of up to US$2,000, and Ferguson said each day Uber failed to notify each customer constitutes a violation.

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