Uber Reports Data Breach Affecting Drivers: Report

The names and driver's license numbers of thousands of Uber drivers "may be in the hands of an unauthorized third party" due to a data breach that happened last year, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Uber has found one of its databases had been accessed once on May 13, 2014. Uber told the newspaper it patched the security vulnerability immediately and it has not received any reports of misuse of the data. The database contained data for about 50,000 former and current Uber drivers from various states, including 21,000 based in California, the newspaper said.

Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.