Uber concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday, quoted by The Guardian.
Uber also confirmed it had paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, which was first reported by Bloomberg.
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant.
Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Nov. 7.
Uber's new chief executive will meet London's transport commissioner later to discuss the firm losing its licence, reported BBC.
Dara Khosrowshahi is meeting Mike Brown, who runs Transport for London, which has criticised the firm's record over reporting criminal offences and carrying out driver background checks.