You read that right, Uber got hacked and your personal information with it.
In October 2016, Uber experienced a data security incident that resulted in a breach of information related to rider and driver accounts.
A total of 57 million names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of the app's users around the world were downloaded by hackers.
Discovery of the U.S. company's cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees responsible for its response to the hack, said Dara Khosrowshahi, who replaced co-founder Travis Kalanick as CEO in August. He was not at the helm when it happened.
The company's former chief executive Travis Kalanick was informed of the hack about one month after it transpired, but it was not publicly announced, and was concealed by Uber's chief security officer Joe Sullivan and his subordinates. The hackers then demanded money from Uber in exchange for their silence and to destroy all their swiped copies of the records.
He wrote: "At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorised access by the individuals". The company is providing these drivers with free credit monitoring and identity theft protection. It also developed security measures to boost controls on their cloud-based storage accounts, Khosrowshahi said.
After Uber's disclosure Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the hack.
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Boffetti said New Hampshire law requires companies to notify the state of data breaches and to disclose how many New Hampshire residents may have been affected.
Khosrowshahi criticized Uber's handling of its data theft in his blog post.
The company did not alert victims or regulators of the breach when it was first discovered. According to Uber, however, no Social Security numbers or trip location information were taken.
However, more than a fifth (21 percent) of respondents felt that such incidents probably happen all the time and so Uber's situation didn't bother them and over a quarter (27 percent) felt it was annoying but wouldn't stop them from using the service.
Uber has always failed to protect driver and passenger data.
Under new data protection rules that come into force in the European Union next May, companies will have to identify and notify regulators of data breaches within 72 hours or face significantly increased penalties.
Mr Khosrowshahi, who joined the company in August, said: "You may be asking why we are just talking about this now, a year later". The two employees were removed this week.