BRIEF-UK's ICO Fines Uber 385,000 Stg Over Data Protection Failings

Nov 27 (Reuters) -

* UK'S ICO FINES UBER 385,000 STG OVER DATA PROTECTION FAILINGS

* ICO - SECURITY FLAWS ALLOWED PERSONAL DETAILS OF 2.7 MILLION UK CUSTOMERS TO BE ACCESSED BY ATTACKERS FROM STORAGE SYSTEM OPERATED BY UBERS US PARENT CO

* UK'S ICO - ICO INVESTIGATION FOUND CREDENTIAL STUFFING WAS USED TO GAIN ACCESS TO UBERS DATA STORAGE

* ICO - PERSONAL DETAILS OF UBER'S UK CUSTOMERS ACCESSED BY ATTACKERS INCLUDED FULL NAMES, EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS

* ICO - UBER PAID ATTACKERS RESPONSIBLE $100,000 TO DESTROY DATA THEY HAD DOWNLOADED

* ICO - DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY FOR THE NETHERLANDS, THE AUTORITEIT PERSOONSGEGEVENS, ALSO ISSUED FINE TO UBER TODAY UNDER ITS PRE-GDPR LEGISLATION Source text: https://bit.ly/2S9L0z8 Further company coverage: