Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Uber Paid Hackers to Keep Massive Cyberattack Quiet

Why pay for actual security when you can just pay off the hackers after they've already made off with your customer's data. Seems like a solid plan to me.

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.