After a less than perfect history, Uber is no stranger to being in the spotlight. There have been various reports of sexism in the work place, drivers who attacked their passengers, unethical activities performed by senior management, as well as the lack of corporate responsibility which led to Uber losing its licence in London only a few months ago.
Now here Uber are once again, having admitted to paying hackers to remove any trace of the breach which affected 57 million innocent people.
Not only will they likely be punished severely, but with GDPR only around the corner, is this the first of more breaches that are effectively dealt with in this manner to avoid heavy fines? Another great reason to ensure you are monitoring internal user and network activities using full packet capture as well as UEBA.
Uber also confirmed it had paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet