SAN FRANCISCO — Personal information belonging to about 57 million Uber customers and drivers was stolen by hackers last October, a breach the company kept hidden for a year and for which its chief security officer was fired this week.
The stolen data including names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders and 7 million drivers. The drivers’ stolen information also including 600,000 US. drivers' license numbers, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.
"You may be asking why we are just talking about this now, a year later. I had the same question," Khosrowshahi wrote.