Uber Data Breach Lawsuit
A major transport company Uber, that connects driver-partners and riders has recently been exposed in a data breach incident impacting approximately 57 million Uber accounts in October 2016. Hackers stole personal data including names, email addresses and phone numbers, as well as the names and driver’s license numbers of about 600,000 drivers in the United States.
If you think that your personal information may have been stolen in the Uber data breach, or you have experienced identity theft or other action you think may be related to this data breach, then may be eligible for a compensation through an Uber data breach lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible for an Uber data breach lawsuit.
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Uber Data Breach Background
Uber concealed the massive data breach from October 2016. The two hackers accessed and downloaded the data on 57 million Uber drivers and riders that was stored in a third-party infrastructure system. Uber confirmed they paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet.
Luckily, Uber said personal information, including trip details or credit card information, was not accessed.
Ubers new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has asked for the resignation of Uber’s Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan.
General Information About Data Breach Lawsuits
What is a data breach?
A data breach is an event when sensitive, protected and confidential personal data has been potentially accessed, stolen and used by an unauthorized person. Some of the data breach incidents involved personal healthcare documents, intellectual properties, trade secrets and personal identifiable data, such as SSNs, dates of births, drivers’ licenses, etc.
What is a data breach lawsuit?
When a company fails to adequately protect its consumers’ personal information, and fails to timely warn its consumers about the data breach, those affected may be able to file a class action lawsuit against the company.
Depending on the severity of the damages a person experienced after the data breach, an individual might be eligible for a substantial monetary compensation for the loss of the finances, privacy, reputation and credit score.
Over the past years, data breach incidents have only been increasing. But, fortunately, many data breach victims get compensation for the damages they experienced through multimillion-dollar data breach lawsuit settlements.
Notable Data Breach Settlements
Date of data breach: January 2015
Impact: 80 million consumers
Brief Details: Anthem is an American health insurance provider. During the breach, hackers obtained sensitive personal information, such as: names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and health-care ID numbers.
Settlement Amount: $115 million
Date of data breach: 2013
Impact: over 100 million customers
Brief Details: Target is the second largest retail store chain in the U.S. The documents that were accessed during the breach included 42 million credit and debit card numbers, plus the names and addresses of 61 million customers.
Settlement Amount: $18.5M for states, $10M for consumers
Date of data breach: 2014
Impact: 50 million cardholders
Brief Details: Home depot is an American home improvement retail chain. During the breach, hackers compromised 40 million credit card numbers, and over 52 million email addresses.
Settlement Amount: $19.5 million to consumers, and $25 million to banks and credit card companies
Sony Interactive Entertainment: PlayStation
Date of data breach: 2011
Impact: 77 million user accounts
Brief Details: Sony Interactive Entertainment is a global leader in digital entertainment, that produces a world-famous game console Sony PlayStation. During the data breach of 2011 names, addresses and possibly credit card data of over 77 million users were compromised.
Settlement Amount: $15 million
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