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Bad News for Uber which already isn’t really that well liked in New York. According to a report on Bloomberg, Uber was hacked and all their users information was stolen, potentially including credit card numbers, addresses, license numbers where they visited, and much more CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.

In response, the NYS Attorney General has said he will definitely investigate the hack.

“You may be asking why we are just talking about this now, a year later. I had the same question,” Khosrowshahi wrote.

After asking for an investigation, Uber discovered that instead of notifying regulators and the affected individuals it had “identified the individuals and obtained assurances that the downloaded data had been destroyed,” he wrote.

Bloomberg reported Tuesday afternoon that the company actually paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep mum about it.

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