The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your
kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct, no programming
questions and please don't post ads.
No, they didn't pay a ransom. They paid some nice people a perfectly acceptable admin fee to delete the data. The nice people in question probably forgot to specify which copy of the data they would delete but, hey, we all miss the odd little detail now and again don't we?
People are trying to twist this to make it sound like Uber have been dishonest, incompetent and stupid whereas in reality, they were incompetent, stupid and dishonest in an entirely different order. It's not a nice way to treat a highly respected business that is renowned the world over for its high levels of integrity and morality. Can we please just leave them alone?