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Updated: How a data breach took me for an $800 Uber ride

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Updated: How a data breach took me for an $800 Uber ride

NZ Retail and The Register deputy editor Courtney Devereux wrote a stunt journalism piece on how easy it is to be hacked in Idealog last year. In an ironic twist of events, she recently discovered she has actually has had her data breached, except this time through her Uber account to the tune of $800. Here, she explains what happened, and the problem with entrusting your confidential details to big, faceless corporations.