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Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret: Sources

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Uber has estimated 2.7 million people in the UK were affected by its massive data breach

The hack took place in October 2016 but Uber covered it up.

How Uber reportedly tried to keep the lid on the data breach that affected 57 million people

Uber is under fire for not reporting a data breach that exposed the personal information of 57 million people in October 2016.

Other web service data breaches pale in comparison to the 3-billion user Yahoo hack

Yahoo's breach of 3 billion user accounts looks even bigger when compared to other company's breaches.
A credit freeze isn't a cure-all.

Freezing your credit after the Equifax breach won’t prevent the most common type of identity theft — here’s what will

Most identity-theft victims have current accounts stolen, which a credit freeze won't stop.

After the Equifax breach, consumers were advised to freeze their credit — but almost no one did it

An analysis of four million credit reports found that only 0.32% had a credit freeze in place.

The Equifax breach may have exposed 143 million people’s Social Security numbers — but here’s why you shouldn’t freak out

Equifax's data breach doesn't mean your identity has been or will be stolen, so don't panic yet.