How To Check If Your Uber Driver Account Was Hacked.
Driver’s can contact Uber to check if hackers stole their information here. Sign in to Uber on the page, then enter “yes” in the box to have Uber contact you. Uber should then email you shortly to let you know if hackers stole your information.
If you’re a driver, you will be receiving an email or letter offering you free credit monitoring and identity theft protection, likely through Experian.
All drivers should read the terms and conditions carefully before signing up, to make sure you aren’t giving up your right to sue.
Everyone Is Suing Uber Over The Data Breach
In other news, the fallout from the Uber data breach continues.
Yesterday, the Washington Attorney General filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Uber. The day before, the City of Chicago sued Uber, and the Senate Finance Committee requested information from the company.
Uber has now been sued 12 times (so far) over the data breach. Also, a Senate investigation is becoming increasingly likely.
The Uber Data Breach Effect On Passengers
Uber’s official response to riders is here.
If you’re an Uber passenger, hackers probably can’t steal your identity with the information they stole. However, hackers could use the information for phone scams and email spearfishing attacks. So, if you receive calls or emails asking to confirm any Uber account details, it’s probably a scam.
Also, whether you’re a rider or a driver, there are probably a number of class action lawsuits that have been filed, or will be, that you can join.
If you don’t want to accept Uber’s offer to pay for identity theft protection, Reviews.com has a good roundup of other available identity theft protection services.