Uber paid hackers to delete stolen data after 57 million accounts were breached

UBER covered up a huge data hack that saw the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers stolen.

HACKERS plundered the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers — but the app-based cab company covered up the breach for a year, paying the pirates to keep quiet instead, according to a new report.

Names, email addresses and phone numbers for 50 million riders and info from seven million drivers were exposed in the October 2016 hack — and the company learned about it a month later, Bloomberg reports.

But instead of reporting the breach to regulators or victims, the company acquiesced to the hackers’ demands for $A132,000 to delete the data, according to the report.