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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, is a building that houses offices of Uber, in San Francisco. A former Uber executive was charged Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in federal court on allegations that he arranged $100,000 in a hush-money payment to hackers who stole the personal data of about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's users and drivers and then sought to cover up the massive 2016 breach, authorities said. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Prosecutors: Former Uber exec charged in hacking cover-up

Aug. 20, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

A former Uber executive was charged Thursday in federal court on allegations that he arranged to pay hackers $100,000 to cover up a high-tech heist that stole the personal information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service’s users and drivers during 2016. Two hackers pleaded guilty in the scheme...