NY Times Report Reveals Uber Paid Ransom to Hackers Who Stole 57 Million Records in 2016

A recent report by the New York Times reveals global transportation giant, Uber, paid a $100,000 ransom to hackers who stole around 57 million user records from the company in 2016. Uber execs then attempted to make the ransom payout appear as a “bug bounty,” a common practice by technology companies in which they pay hackers to attack their software to test for problem areas. That’s in addition to attempting to keep the entire breach a secret for over a year. Read the report here.