Uber hacked? Company responding to an internal system breach

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Yukesh Prabhu
Yukesh Prabhu
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On Friday, 16 September, America-based mobility firm Uber encountered a cybersecurity breach and how it looked like to be a part of it. The food delivery app reportedly admitted that something is heading up. The company said it has been inspecting the case keenly in all viable aspects. The company was required to close several internal communications and engineering systems to avoid further breaches into their system. An intruder has compromised the employee workspace messaging app Slack.

Uber Hacked, but How?

According to an Uber spokesperson, the Uber hacked hacker further exploited the space to announce that the company had suffered a severe data breach. The report further stated that the hacker didn’t stop after announcing the data breach fact; he later obtained internet system access just to post an unambiguous photo on an internet data profile page dedicated to storing information about employees.

The internal Slack system is as protected as metal gear, but the Uber hacked hacker somehow shattered the firewall of the app to enter the system. Slack has gone offline after the threat it faced earlier. The following message had rolled out in the system by the intruder “I announce I am a hacker, and Uber has suffered a data breach,” this message has gone up to list down several internal databases that were opted to be compromised. An anonymous person claiming control of the hack said in the paper that he dispatched a message to a permanent Uber employee as an IT person.

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The Uber employee, who didn’t know the intention of the IT person, was inveigled into forking up the credentials to the intruder to get access to Uber systems. This couldn’t happen with a quintessential intruder who hadn’t done the ethical things even though he was helmed with hacker traits.

Uber employees have been edified not to use Slack and also other internal systems. The Salesforce-owned Slack came to light to report a statement about the incident. Slack said that the firm was inspecting the breach and concluded with finding no evidence of a vulnerability in the platform. The company further added, “Uber is a valued customer, and we are here to help them if they need us,.”

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