Russian hackers believed to have stolen Uber data

Source : 112 Ukraine

The suspicion comes as many users complained they were charged for trips in Russian cities they haven’t made
11:07, 24 November 2017

112 International

Thousands of Uber customers are believed to have had their accounts hacked by Russians after users of the app reported being billed in rubles for taxi journeys they had not taken in Moscow and St Petersburg, according to  The Times.

More than 800 people in Britain and the United States have complained on Twitter that their accounts were taken over in the past year, The Times found, with the number of reports spiking in April and May. Experts said this number of Twitter reports suggested that the true figure would be much higher.

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Customers whose accounts have been used in Russia said they believed that their data was sold on the dark web. 

As it was reported earlier, Uber concealed the fact that hackers stole personal data from 57 million users for over a year. The company paid the hackers $100.000 for not disclosing the information. It is believed, however, that the hackers didn't follow through with the deal. 

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