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Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret - sources | Reuters

'According to two of the sources, Uber made the payment to confirm the hacker’s identity and have him sign a nondisclosure agreement to deter further wrongdoing. '

'HackerOne hosts Uber’s bug bounty program but does not manage it, and plays no role in deciding whether payouts are appropriate or how large they should be. '

'SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. '

'Bug bounty programs are designed mainly to give security researchers an incentive to report weaknesses they uncover in a company’s software. '

'Uber also conducted a forensic analysis of the hacker’s machine to make sure the data had been purged, the sources said. '

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