Uber stops using GitHub to avoid repeat of 2016 data breach that impacted 2.7m Brits

Uber has said that it uses GitHub only for open-source projects, a few months after admitting a serious data breach that occurred because the ride-hailing service failed to implement multifactor authentication on its GitHub accounts.

Uber had paid £75,000 to hackers to keep the 2016 data breach hidden from public view until new CEO Khosrowshahi decided to come clean and reveal the incident to the public.

In November last year, Uber confirmed that in October 2016, a couple of malicious individuals accessed login credentials for one of Uber's Amazon Web Services servers from coding site GitHub and stole personal details of registered 57 million Uber drivers and riders, including as many as 2.7 million drivers and riders from the UK.