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Joseph Cardile, left, and Jeffrey Criswell, right, of Thomas Thomas & Hafer. Joseph Cardile, left, and Jeffrey Criswell, right, of Thomas Thomas & Hafer.

On Nov. 21, 2017, ride-sharing giant, Uber, issued a press release stating that it had fallen victim to a cyberattack in late 2016. Per the release, the names and drivers’ license numbers of approximately 600,000 Uber drivers and the names and contact information of approximately 57 million Uber riders were “inappropriately accessed” by hackers from a third-party cloud-based service used by Uber. In Pennsylvania alone, at least 13,000 Uber drivers’ information is believed to have been compromised. While the magnitude of the breach grabbed headlines, it was Uber’s response to the breach that caught the attention of private litigants and governmental authorities.

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