New Delhi: The computer network of the taxi booking platform Uber was hacked on Thursday. The company’s internal communication and engineering systems were affected by a cyber attack. The company said it is investigating this matter in the context of cybersecurity. This vulnerability reportedly forced Uber to shut down its internal communications engineering system.
According to a report by The New York Times, an Uber spokesman said the hacker gained access to an employee’s workplace messaging app, Slack, and used it to hack. He then sends messages to employees that the company has been the victim of a data breach. Hacker told the New York Times representative18 that he was 18 years old. (Also read: PNB raises interest rate on FDs below Rs 2 crore; check new rates here)
So far, the information about the users’ data leak has not been disclosed. (Also Read: Antodaya Ration Card Holders Will Receive Free Health Treatment Soon; Here’s HOW)
The 18-year-old also said he has been working on his cybersecurity skills for many years. He got access to the system and also shared some screenshots. Uber says it is in talks with law enforcement and will provide information on the matter soon, while Couple Apps’ security engineer learned from the spider that the hacker had access to almost the entire system of the app.
Social engineering is a hacking method used to lure users through a fake social network website. Hackers create a fake website that looks like a real one. The user enters their credentials and the hackers capture the victims.
This isn’t the first time Uber has been a victim of Data Bridge, even before the company fell into the purview of law enforcement agencies. In 2016, the data of 5.7 million drivers and passengers present on the platform was leaked. He had also given the hackers 1 lakh dollars. After 1 year, in 2017, this matter came to the public.