Pennsylvania AG Demands Uber to Provide Info on Massive Security Breach

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FILE PHOTO - A man arrives at the Uber offices in Queens, New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro asked Uber to provide information regarding the massive security breach that impacted millions of people worldwide.

Last week, Uber disclosed that hackers illegally accessed its users’ data stored on a third-party cloud-based service. The data breach affected 57 million people worldwide including 600,000 Uber drives in the United States.

The Pennsylvania AG’s Office through its Bureau of Consumer Protection demanded Uber to provide the following:

  1. The exact date Uber discovered the hack
  2. The number of affected drivers and riders in Pennsylvania and nationwide
  3. The specific kinds of information and data which were compromised
  4. Uber’s response to the Bureau of Consumer Protection is due December 15, 2017

The AG’s Office wants to determine if Uber violated Pennsylvania’s Breach of Personal Information Notification Act and Consumer Protection Law.

Pennsylvania AG wants to push real change in corporate behavior

In a statement, AG Shapiro said they need to force companies to change the way they do their business. If not data breaches will continue to happen, which compromises the personal and financial information of Americans.