Uber investigating 'cybersecurity incident' after hacker claims to access internal systems
"We are currently responding to a cybersecurity incident," Uber's communications team said in a tweet Thursday evening. "We are in touch with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available."
It's not the first time Uber (UBER) has dealt with a security breach. Hackers stole data on 57 million driver and rider accounts in 2016, and Uber paid to cover up the breach.
Uber allegedly paid the hackers $100,000 to get rid of the data. The company in 2018 agreed to pay $148 million in a settlement related to the incident with attorneys general from 50 states and DC.
Source: CNN Business