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Uber faces regulatory crackdown after concealing data breach

The breach occurred in October 2016 but chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said he had only recently found out about it

Reuters  |  Toronto/San Francisco 

Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts. Discovery of the US company's cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees responsible for its response to the hack, said Dara Khosrowshahi, who replaced co-founder Travis Kalanick as chief executive in August. "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it," Khosrowshahi said in a blog post. ...

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First Published: Wed, November 22 2017. 19:38 IST