Uber Confirms Driver Database Hacked

March 2, 2015

Uber Confirms Driver Database Hacked On Friday, Uber acknowledged a data security breach that affected 50,000 of its drivers. The company said in a blog post it had become aware of the breach in September of 2014 and that the intrusion itself occurred on May 13, 2014. The company called the 50,000 driver records that were illegally accessed “a small percentage of current and former Uber driver partners.”

“In late 2014, we identified a one-time access of an Uber database by an unauthorized third party,” said Katherine Tassi, Uber’s managing counsel of Data Privacy. “A small percentage of current and former Uber driver partner names and driver’s license numbers were contained in the database. Immediately upon discovery we changed the access protocols for the database, removing the possibility of unauthorized access.  We are notifying impacted drivers, but we have not received any reports of actual misuse of information as a result of this incident.”