The deal was arranged by the company’s chief security officer and under the watch of the former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, according to several current and former employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details were private. The security officer, Joe Sullivan, has been fired. Mr. Kalanick was forced out in June, although he remains on Uber’s board. The two hackers stole data about the company’s riders and drivers - including phone numbers, email addresses and names - from a third-party server and then approached Uber and demanded the $100,000 to delete their copy of the data, the employees said. Get the full story at Bloomberg