A recently discovered Uber email address hack in 2016 has now been uncovered and email addresses for 57 million people were among the personal data points exposed for the transportation company.
There is a chance some of these stolen emails could be on your email marketing list and the people that owned those email addresses have switched accounts and deleted the old stolen email account or abandon them instead.
The good news is that you can remove those old stolen Uber emails off your customer lists if they are no longer valid or active by servicing your lists with a bulk email verifier.
According to MediaPost “The theft did not include location history, credit card numbers, dates of birth or Social Security numbers, Khosrowshahi said. However, he acknowledged that the thieves were able to download:
Personal information, including email addresses and mobile phone numbers, on 57 million Uber users worldwide. Names and driver’s license numbers on 600,000 drivers in the United States.”
57 million is a high number of emails that could have been stolen. According to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the phone numbers and other personal information that was hacked, precautions are being taken by Uber to protect their customers.
For any of the email addresses that have ended up being on the email marketing list you’ve built, and are now being changed by Uber customers, you can begin to remove these email addresses off with some help.
BulkEmailVerifier.com will help email marketing companies that would like to have old stolen Uber email addresses removed. Simply match your list size with one of the packages shown on this page to get started. The process is very quick and will keep your lists compliant.