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07 December 2017, 05:07 | Casey Mitchell
2016 Data Security Incident | Uber Newsroom
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" program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters.
Uber did not reveal any details about the hackers or how it paid them when it revealed the huge breach had taken place in October 2016 via a statement last month.
Sources familiar with the hack told Reuters the payment was made through a program created to reward bug hunters who report flaws in a company's software. Uber spokesman Matt Kallman declined to comment on the matter.
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Last month, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed the breach, saying that "we have to be honest and transparent as we work to fix our past mistakes".
The ride-hailing app paid the man, whose identity is still unknown, and an anonymous accomplice to delete the data through a "bug bounty" programme, according to Reuters.
Dara Khosrowshahi, who replaced Mr Kalanick in August, made details of the leak public, adding: "none of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it". Such a high payment would be "extremely unusual" and would represent an all-time record, according to one former HackerOne executive cited in the report.
In addition, most rewards - even for the most critical issues - rarely earn bug bounty hunters such an amount. It is important to note that while HackerOne hosts Uber's bug bounty program, it does not manage it, nor does it have a hand in setting Uber's prices for bounty payments. HackerOne's CEO said that he couldn't discuss an individual customer's programs.
Uber said it paid $100,000 to the data thieves at the time to delete the information. They also analysed his machine to confirm that the data had been purged. Hopefully this will serve as a lesson to other companies going forward. But complicated scenarios can emerge when dealing with hackers who obtain information illegally or seek a ransom.
However, according to Reuters, it was one lone wolf - and a young USA citizen at that - who was responsible.
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