The international car-hailing company, Uber was affected by a user data leak in 2016; the PGR reported that no banking information had been violated.
Nearly 900 thousand people registered in Mexico could have been affected by the leak that Uber was subjected to in 2016, informed the Attorney General’s Office.
“Of the 57 million users of UBER (affected by filtration) worldwide, 900 thousand possibly correspond to consumers registered in Mexico,” the agency said.
However, he clarified that to date the bank details of any of these users are at risk.
“To date, we can ensure that no data associated with banking information is at risk or has been violated,” he said in a statement.
In November 2016, the company suffered a leak that would have put at risk the data of up to 57 million users around the world.
The PGR reported that the Criminal Investigation Agency and the Cybernetic Investigations and Technological Operations Unit work in collaboration with the technology company to guarantee that the information of any user of the service is at risk.
Through collaboration between the institution and Uber Mexico, both parties have sought that the plagiarized data do not put at risk the integrity or the patrimony of the users; In addition, the PGR carries out mitigation and correction actions that prevent a future attack, detailed the message.
In this regard, the company commented that the information exposed after the computer attack does not allow a third person to have access to the accounts of the affected users, in addition to the information that was compromised was eliminated, which minimizes the risk of misuse of the same.
“It is important to confirm, once again, that no type of information such as travel history, credit card numbers, dates of birth, identification document numbers, as well as driver’s license numbers in the case of driving partners, were exposed in the incident, “explained Uber in the statement.