Uber investigates 'cybersecurity incident' after data leak
An Uber employee reportedly gave his password to the kidnapper, who was posing as one of his bosses.
Uber Technologies said Thursday it is investigating a cybersecurity incident, after reports that its network had been hacked and the company had to suspend several internal communications and engineering systems. /p>
Hacker compromised employee's Slack messaging app at work and used it to message staff members from Uber, announcing that the company had suffered a data breach, according to a New York Times article published Thursday that quoted an Uber spokesperson. p>
It appears that the hacker was then able to gain access to other internal systems, posting an explicit photo on an internal information page for staff members, again according to the article.
We are in contact with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available, Uber said on Twitter, without giving further details. .
Uber's internal Slack system was taken offline on Thursday afternoon after the hacker's message was received, according to the article which cites two people working for Uber who were not authorized to log in. #x27;express publicly.
Slack has indicated that it is cooperating with Uber.
I am announcing that I am a hacker and that Uber has suffered a data breach, the message states, which then lists several internal databases that were allegedly compromised.
A person, claiming responsibility for the hack, told the newspaper that they texted an Uber employee claiming to be an IT manager for the company.
The employee was asked to provide a password that allowed the hacker to access Uber's systems, according to the article.
Slack told Reuters that the company was investigating the incident and that there was no evidence of an inherent vulnerability. its platform.
Uber is a valued customer, and we're here to help if it needs us,” said Slack, which is owned by Salesforce.
Uber staff members on t instructed not to use Slack. Other internal systems were also affected.