Uber has at least six million users in the UK but it is not clear if any were affected by the massive breach
Uber has at least six million users in the UK but it is not clear if any were affected by the massive breachBRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

Thousands of Uber customers are believed to have had their accounts hacked by Russians after users of the app reported being billed in roubles for taxi journeys they had not taken in Moscow and St Petersburg.

More than 800 people in Britain and the United States have complained on Twitter that their accounts were taken over in the past year, The Times found, with the number of reports spiking in April and May.

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