Uber investigating 'cybersecurity incident' after report of breach2022-09-16 17:55 by Daniela
Uber has suffered a significant data breach, with the New York Times reporting the rideshare company took several of its internal systems offline on Thursday while attempting to assess the damage.
The hacker who has claimed responsibility for the ongoing Uber breach is believed to have access to the company's source code, email and other internal systems - leaving employee, contractor and customer data at risk.
According to the NYT, the hacker socially engineered an Uber employee after somehow discovering the employee's WhatsApp number. In direct messages, the intruder instructed the employee to log in to a fake Uber site, which quickly grabbed the entered credentials in real time and used them to log in to the genuine Uber site.
"We are in touch with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available," Uber said in a tweet, without providing further details.
Cybersecurity has been an issue for Uber in the past. It suffered a significant hack in 2016 that exposed the personal information of about 57 million of its customers and drivers.
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