Uber is notifying regulators as well as its customers and drivers of a data breach they believe to have occurred between October 13, 2016 and November 15, 2016. According to an article by Bloomberg Technology, unauthorized actors were able to obtain access to sensitive user data contained within a private cloud storage environment used by Uber. The files accessed contained customer and employee information including names, email addresses, phone numbers, and driver’s license numbers. According to the company, no Social Security numbers, payment card data, or trip location information was stolen. Uber is offering free credit monitoring through Experian for one year to affected customers. The NJCCIC recommends Uber customers and drivers enroll in the free credit monitoring service being offered through Experian. We also recommend monitoring financial accounts for unauthorized activity and reporting any fraudulent charges to your financial institutions as soon as possible.

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