Uber may have to answer to Congress about data breach coverup

From Engadget - November 28, 2017

Four Republicans headed by John Thune (R-SD), who lead committees overseeing tech, telecom, finance and data security, sent a letter to Uber asking when the company discovered the data had been stolen, when it had alerted authorities and if users' Social Security numbers were compromised. The lone Democrat Mark Warner (D-VA) inquired as to why Uber did not have better security and why it did not inform affected users earlier.

Uber is "working to respond to their inquiries and address their concerns," the company told Recode. At the least, we know that Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was told about the breach two weeks after he assumed his office on September 5th, sources informed The Wall Street Journal. Between learning about it and informing the public over two months later, Uber determined exactly how many users were affected and fired the executives who covered up the breach.


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