Senate demands answers from Uber over hack

Lawmakers sent a letter to Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of Uber, saying that the data breach, which the company paid hackers to cover up for about a year, “merits further scrutiny.”

According to a news report in CNBC citing a group of senators, the lawmakers want more information on when the incident happened, the employees who were involved and the actions taken afterwards.

“The nature of the information currently acknowledged to have been compromised, together with the allegation that the company concealed the breach without notifying affected drivers and consumers and prior privacy concerns at Uber makes this a serious incident that merits further scrutiny,” the senators wrote.

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