Uber suffered a data breach more than a year ago, and the address and email information of 57 million people were stolen. Uber paid off the hackers, who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed.
Watch out for phishing emails related to this Uber data theft, for instance that your “Uber account was compromised” and that you need to change your password, or anything else related to Uber that could be suspicious.
Never click on a link in an email, always go to the website yourself through your browser’s address bar or a bookmark you have set earlier. Now that this is all over the press, the bad guys are going to send Uber-themed phishing attacks in a variety of flavors. First will be emails with warnings like “Your Uber Account Has Been Compromised” sending people to compromised websites where indeed their credentials will be stolen! You can imagine online criminals are going to have a field day with this, since it’s all over the press and people are going to get worried. Remember, Think Before You Click!