Sep 16, 2022

Uber investigating hack on its computer systems

Shortly before the Slack system was taken offline, Uber employees received a message that read: "I announce I am a hacker and Uber has suffered a data breach." Sam Curry, one of the bug bounty hunters, communicated with the Uber hacker. Mr Curry said he spoke to several Uber employees, who said they were "Working to lock down everything internally" to restrict the hacker's access. Chris Evans, chief hacking officer for HackerOne, told the BBC: "We're in close contact with Uber's security team, have locked their data down, and will continue to assist with their investigation." The New York Times reports the hacker is 18 years old, has been working on his cyber-security skills for several years and hacked the Uber systems because "They had weak security".

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