Exclusive – Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” programme normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters.

UBER PROBLEMS: Ride-hailing company Uber faced a regulatory crackdown after disclosing that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts. The disclosure was the latest in a string of

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