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NY Attorney General probing Uber data breach

NY Attorney General probing Uber data breach Photo: File photo.

November 22, 2017 09:44 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's state Attorney General has opened an investigation into a massive data breach at Uber.
    
Amy Spitalnick, spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, confirmed the probe Wednesday, but would not comment further.
    
New York law requires that companies notify the Attorney General and consumers if data is stolen.
    
On Tuesday, Uber acknowledged that it covered up a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.
    
So far, there's no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a Tuesday blog post by new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Part of the reason nothing malicious has happened is because Uber acknowledges paying the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen information.

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