Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

The revelation marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation.

The San Francisco company ousted Travis Kalanick as CEO in June after an internal investigation concluded he had built a culture that allowed female workers to be sexually harassed and encouraged employees to push legal limits.

Uber's current CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, criticized the company's handling of the data theft in a blog post that said there's no evidence the stolen information has been misused.

The heist took the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million riders. The thieves also nabbed the driver's license numbers of 600,000 Uber drivers.

CBS News reported no Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, birth dates or trip location data were taken, Uber said, adding that it hasn't seen evidence of fraud related to the breach. The company said it is monitoring affected accounts for signs of misuse.

"We do not believe any individual rider needs to take any action," Uber said, while encouraging users of the service to monitor their credit and accounts.

CBS said Bloomberg first reported news of the hack, which took place in October of 2016. The news service also said Uber concealed the attack for more than a year.