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    Uber Concealed Massive Hack of Personal Data

    Stop the car. The popular ride-sharing company has revealed it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet over their breach of 57 million accounts last year. The exposed data included the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million users and 7 million drivers, including 600,000 license numbers. The admission adds to an already rough year for the company, whose new CEO has inherited a series of crippling legal troubles. In response to the breach, Uber fired its chief security officer and his deputy, and offered drivers free credit monitoring protection.

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