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Uber Hack Prompts Calls for Probes, Punishment From Congress

  • Company concealed hack of data on 57 million users and drivers
  • FTC says it is ‘closely evaluating’ these ‘serious issues’
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Uber Technologies Inc.’s failure to disclose a major hack of customer and driver information and an attempt to cover it up is being investigated by state and federal officials.

Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the San Francisco-based company should testify in front of the panel, which has jurisdiction over cybercrimes. He also called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate. A spokesman for the FTC said the agency was “closely evaluating the serious issues raised.”