Uber Accidentally Gave Anyone Access to a Number of Private Documents

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Have data breaches become so common that they are now almost becoming universally accepted? Let’s hope not.

Uber had a small mishap when it accidentally gave anyone access to an unlimited number of scanned documents for a large number of drivers. Security breaches can happen in an almost unlimited number of ways: retail point of sale systems are hacked exposing credit card information; a healthcare employee gains access to patient computer files; consumer profiles and identities are stolen, including SSNs and birth dates etc.

It’s no small wonder when you hear the news that Uber has been hacked. For many, it’s life as usual.

Unfortunately, not all companies are forthcoming with the information and knowledge about what fully occurred. Sometimes, hackers “hack” to simply make a point. Other times hackers hack to demand payment not to divulge the information. And it is almost impossible to find out the location of the hackers.

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