How Uber was hacked — again

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Last week, an 18-year old hacker used social engineering techniques to compromise Uber’s network. He compromised an employee’s Slack login and then used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing that it had suffered a data breach. Uber confirmed the attack on Twitter within hours, issuing more details on this page. The company claims no user data was at risk, they have notified law enforcement, and all of their services have been restored to operational status. (There were some brief interruptions of various software tools but they are back online too). Uber now thinks the hacker is part of a hacking group called Lapsus$. 

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