CYBERWARZONE – Law firm Genova Burns recently suffered a security breach, and as a result, personal information belonging to some Uber drivers was stolen.
- Personal information belonging to some Uber drivers was stolen from the IT systems of law firm Genova Burns, which suffered a security breach.
- The stolen data includes drivers’ names, Social Security numbers, and/or Tax Identification numbers.
- Uber has not disclosed how many of its drivers had their records stolen, but has offered free credit monitoring and identity protection services to affected drivers.
- This is not the first time that Uber has suffered a data breach, having experienced similar incidents in the past.
- Despite the risks of cyber attacks, Uber continues to work on improving its cybersecurity measures to protect its customers’ data.
The law firm’s security team detected suspicious activity on January 31 and launched an investigation, which confirmed that hackers had gained unauthorized access to digital files containing the names, Social Security numbers, and/or Tax Identification numbers of affected drivers.
While Uber has not disclosed the number of drivers impacted, it has reached out to offer complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services to those whose data may have been compromised. It is reassuring to note that there is no evidence of any misuse of the stolen data at present.
This incident is not the first time that Uber has experienced a data breach. Back in 2016, hackers stole millions of customer and driver records, leading to legal action and executive firings.
The company has also faced data breaches involving the personal information of its employees, with a cyber criminal group called UberLeaks sharing information on more than 77,000 Uber and UberEats workers after hacking into the network of Uber supplier Teqtivity.
Despite these incidents, Uber continues to enhance its cybersecurity measures to protect against further breaches.
In light of the recent security breach at law firm Genova Burns, which resulted in the theft of personal information belonging to some Uber drivers, how confident are you in Uber’s ability to protect its customers’ data? What steps do you think the ride-hailing company should take to prevent future breaches and ensure the security of its users’ information?