Uber Data Breach: Tennessee To Get $1.7M In Settlement

Posted at 6:28 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 07:28:56-04

Tennessee is getting a big chunk of change from Uber after the ride-share service admitted that it didn't report a data breach that affected thousands of people. 

Uber is expected to pay the State of Tennessee $1.7 million after hackers got access to personal information of the company's drivers.

A news release from Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office says 600,000 driver’s license numbers were stolen.  

Uber paid the hackers $100,000 and the company was assured the hackers deleted the info, but did not report the breach in a timely manner under state law, having waited until November 2017.

A settlement between the State of Tennessee and Uber is now requiring the company to 
include stronger password policies and hire an outside company to asses Uber's data security efforts. 

The larger settlement included all 50 states and Washington D.C.

Slatery's office says the money will be put in the state's general fund.