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Tech: The UK data regulator says it will ‘definitely be investigating’ the Uber breach

The breach took place in 2016 and affected 57 million Uber drivers and passengers.
Uber concealed a huge data breach in 2016 that affected 57 million people.
The company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data they had stolen.
It’s not clear how many UK citizens were affected but the Information Commissioner plans to investigate.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data regulator, said on Wednesday that it plans to investigate a huge data breach that Uber concealed.
Uber said on Tuesday that a hack in 2016 affected 57 million Uber customers and drivers. The San Francisco taxi app kept the breach a secret and paid the hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete the data.
When asked whether the ICO plans to issue Uber with a fine, a spokesperson told Business Insider: “It’s too early to say but it’s something that we’ll definitely be investigating.

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