In his recently submitted written testimony to a Senate Commerce Committee panel, Uber chief information security officer John Flynn confirmed that one of the individuals behind the breach was in Florida, while his partner was in Canada.

Uber said that they had met with both and paid them $100,000 as a “bug bounty” reward after the stolen data had been destroyed. Flynn admitted that the company was at fault for not informing consumers and law enforcement immediately.

However, some lawmakers still castigated the company, with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal calling Uber’s handling of the hack “morally wrong and legally reprehensible”.

Source: Reuters


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