Not so long ago, we told you about DriveHER, but they have pulled back their services for now
We were thrilled when we informed the fellow female folks of Toronto about the launch of DriverHER, a ride-sharing app exclusively for women. However, things don’t seem to be going so well for the startup and within three weeks from their launch, they have already suspended their services. The company has announced the suspension of services on account of data breach. We hear that this breach has given hackers the access to the names, photos, gender, home addresses, driver’s licenses of the app users.
The startup sent an email to its registered users informing them about this breach. The email read, “As a precautionary measure, we are writing to let you know about a data security incident that may involve your information on March 30th -April 3rd, 2018. To our knowledge, the data accessed did not include any credit card information.”
Aisha Addo, the founder of DriveHER told a leading website, “All public access to our platform has currently been blocked and affected users have been notified of the potential threat.”
There’s no denying that bigger and more popular brand names have suffered from controversies, but a data breach for a startup that’s supposed to stand for women’s safety is most likely to bear the brunt of this incident. It’s left a lot of women feeling more vulnerable instead of safe. We still hope that DriveHER recovers from this and comes back with a bang!