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Uber has admitted to having paid US $100,000 to the pirates for they destroy the stolen information.
Uber refuses to say how many Canadians are affected by the computer intrusion, which has allowed hackers to steal the personal information of more than 57 million customers of the transport service alternative.
Uber Canada says on its blog that the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of these clients have been appropriated, but it does not specify where they are on the planet. It reveals only that the pirates have stolen the driver’s license numbers of 600,000 customers in the United States.
The multinational company has admitted to having paid US $100,000 to the pirates for they destroy the stolen information.
The company has not responded to the questions to find out how many Canadians are affected. Even if she is aware of the flaw for more than a year, she said they want to first disclose the information to regulatory agencies.
“The protection of the privacy of our users and our partner-drivers is of paramount importance to Uber. This is why we work closely with different authorities around the world, including the Office of the protection of privacy in Canada, ” said Jean-Christophe de Le Rue, a spokesman for Uber Canada, in an e-mail.
“As long as we will not have finished this process, we are not able to share more details. “
Mr. of The Street recalled the two people who had managed the folder of the cyber-attack no longer worked at Uber.
Need a canadian law
The attorney general of New York has announced the opening of an investigation in this matter, because the laws of this State require that businesses report any theft of their data. In London, british authorities have warned that the fine could be hurt by Uber will be more important as the company has sought to disguise the problem.
The spokesperson néodémocrate in matters of public safety, Matthew Dubé, believes that this incident illustrates the need for Canada to develop a law requiring the disclosure of any data breach.
The director of the national security sector the Conference Board of Canada notes that the reporting of piracy allows experts to learn from these cases, in addition to retain the confidence of customers. “In the complex and interconnected world of today, it is impossible to have a 100% safety, therefore we must be prepared to react if something untoward happens “, advance Satyamoorthy Kabilan.