This is the third time in six months that Uber has been the victim of a data breach.
Uber has found itself in the middle of yet another data breach, this time as a result of private driver data being stolen from a third-party law firm.
Genova Burns, a mid-sized law firm based in New Jersey, has written to the affected Uber drivers that confidential information belonging to them, such as their social security and tax identification numbers, have been stolen in a data breach of its IT systems.
The firm first became aware of this breach on 31 January, according to a letter to the affected drivers.
Genova immediately hired a forensic team to investigate the data breach, informed authorities and promised to improve their security measures to prevent future hacks.
While Uber has not revealed the number of drivers affected, it told The Register in a statement that the breached data included private information on Uber drivers who had completed trips in New Jersey.