• November 21, 2017

Hackers Steal Personal Information of 57 Million Uber Riders

Hackers Steal Personal Information of 57 Million Uber Riders

150 150 Consumer & Business

Updated Nov. 21, 2017

Approximately 57 million customers and more than 600,000 drivers had their personal data stolen in a major data breach against the rideshare company Uber.

Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of Uber riders are believed to be compromised in the hack. Uber drivers also had their driver license information compromised.

News reports have stated that Uber was aware of the data breach last year and paid off hackers to protect the information. Uber claims no credit card information or social security numbers were compromised.

Data breaches will continue to occur as we continue to fulfill financial transactions online, use social media and check emails in our daily lives.

Always monitor your credit card statements closely and dispute unauthorized charges.

Check your credit reports annually from each of the three credit reporting agencies.

If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, we recommend placing a security freeze on your credit.

Check out our article to learn more about what to do if you’ve been the victim of a data breach and what to do if you think you’ve been a victim of identity theft.

For more information about identity theft and data breaches, call us (800) 593-8222.