Uber hasn't identified the hacker it paid $100,000 to last year, but Reuters reports its a 20-year-old man in Florida.
Reuters' sources said that ex-CEO Travis Kalanick was aware of both the breach and payment when he led the company.
The high payment through a bug bounty programme should have raised a few alarm bells.
Uber could be in more hot water after it was reported that the taxi service had allegedly used its bug bounty program to pay a hacker to destroy the data he had stolen.
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The culprit's message was forwarded to Uber's "bug bounty" team and ultimately made its way to HackerOne, a third-party company that awards researchers for revealing security flaws in clients' products. Reuters said Uber made the man sign a nondisclosure agreement, and verified that the data had been erased. They also analysed his machine to confirm that the data had been purged. "Our recommendation is to never store access tokens, passwords, or other authentication or encryption keys in the code", that company said in a statement.
Uber has come under fire since disclosing the data breach last month more than a year after the fact, and the incident is now being reviewed by state and federal regulators in the USA and overseas. But complicated scenarios can emerge when dealing with hackers who obtain information illegally or seek a ransom.
"The creation of a bug bounty program doesn't allow Uber, their bounty service provider, or any other company the ability to decide that breach notification laws don't apply to them", Moussouris said. It is unclear whether Clark informed Uber's legal department, which typically handled disclosure issues.
Another three members of Uber's security subsequently resigned from their roles last week. The bounty program is meant to reward security researchers who bring bugs to the company's attention so that a fix can be put into place.
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