Uber hits international headlines again for all the wrong reasons. This time Uber accidentally leaked personal data of hundreds of its US drivers. The data leak affected 674 US-based drivers, exposing fewer than a thousand documents, reports Motherboard.
The leak was initiated from the new Uber Partner app, which was designed to provide its drivers with more information about the services being utilized by them.
Eventually, the leak is said expose a driver’s Social Security number, scans of driver licenses, tax forms, and other data.
Uber has confirmed the issue and released a statement: “We were notified about a bug impacting a fraction of our US drivers earlier this afternoon. Within 30 minutes our security team had fixed the issue.”
“We’d like to thank the driver who drew it to our attention and apologize to those drivers whose information may have been affected. Their security is incredibly important to Uber and we will follow up with them directly,” the statement from Uber added. [Source]