A Hacker Breached Uber's Internal Systems Forcing Company to Take Some Systems Offline
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Ride-hailing giant Uber suffered a severe breach forcing the company to take several of its internal communications and engineering systems offline as it investigated the extent of the hack.
The breach appeared to have compromised many of Uber’s internal systems. A person claiming responsibility for the hack sent images of email, cloud storage, and code repositories to cybersecurity researchers and media outlets. The hacker, who claimed to be eighteen years old, also boasted of having wide-ranging access inside Uber’s corporate networks and appeared to indicate they were motivated by the company’s treatment of its drivers.
Company employees were advised not to use their internal Slack channel after the hacker compromised an employee’s Slack account to post a message saying, “I announce I am a hacker and Uber has…
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