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Around 100000 Kiwis in Worldwide Uber Breach Case


Around 100,000 New Zealand clients and drivers were hooked up with a huge hack on transport organization Uber; the news of breach of security was concealed for almost a year. Privacy Commissioner's office said that, for almost all people, the files that were downloaded with name, email id and cell phone number.


A representative stated that, they can comprehend that the trip area history is not indicated, the credit card information, birth date or bank account details where the files were downloaded. No one of the affected individual logged any complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. John Edward, the Privacy Commissioner earlier described the gap of one year in-between the breach and Uber telling the office as inadmissible. According to the post on radionz.co.nz, dated 21/12/2017, names around 57 million, including cell numbers and email-id were downloaded, Uber head-office stated however bank account details and credit card was not.


600000 driver's license information including their names were exposed which is included in that number. The office told, Uber contacted all the drivers and gave identity fraud protection to those New Zealand drivers whose license numbers were hacked. Uber Technologies experienced near about threeenquiries in Europe furthermore revelation hackers who stole huge amounts of secured information of riders and drivers.


The hacker acquired the names, mobile number and email IDs of the victimized customers however; they have not taken bank account details and credit card information neither the location history of the users. When an individual's personal data is lost, the initiatives should be taken to secure this data. If people are not aware about the breach, how they can take initiative to secure their data, he said.


Uber also said all the accounts which were downloaded are being monitored and no evidence of misuse or fraudulent were noticed. The transport organization will be treated like the traditional taxies as decided by the European Union this week and a US court was disclosed this month that, Uber has framed a covert unit to steal secrets of competitors. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner was told about the number of people affected, Uber New Zealand said.

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