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Global ride-sharing startup Uber said Friday a data breach last year may have allowed a hacker to gain access to the license numbers of some 50,000 of its drivers. Uber said in a statement it identified "a one-time access of an Uber database by an unauthorized third party" in September 2014. "Immediately upon discovery we changed the access protocols for the database, removing the possibility of unauthorized access", the statement from data privacy manager Katherine Tassi said. Uber said it also filed a lawsuit to be able to gather information to help identify and prosecute the hacker.
The New York state financial regulator has subpoenaed three major European banks and a US peer in a probe of foreign-exchange rigging, sources close to the situation told AFP Friday. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, had sought information about currency practices from French banks BNP Paribas and Societe Generale. One of the sources said Credit Suisse and Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs were also targeted. The subpoenas, served in December to BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, ask the banks for documents related to their currency operations, said one of the sources, adding that Lawsky was particularly interested in finding out the specific technologies the banks used.