Uber 2016 data breach exposed millions of records

Uber has released the details of a data breach in 2016 that exposed thousands of Uber driver records and millions of customer records.    Approximately 57 million records for customers and drivers in October 2016, including names, email addresses and phone numbers.  Records for the driver’s license numbers of about 600,000 Uber drivers in the U.S. were also exposed.   Uber is providing these drivers with free credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

The data breach occurred when user credentials obtained from a GitHub coding site used by Uber were used to access data stored on a third party Amazon Web Services cloud-based service used by Uber, according to Bloomberg.com.