uber: No private user data compromised in cyber breach : Uber

Carpooling platform Uber said on Saturday that no private information of its users was exposed in the data breach by an 18-year-old hacker.

In a recent statement, the company said its investigation and response efforts are continuing.

“We have no evidence that the incident involved access to sensitive user data (like ride history),” Uber said.

An 18-year-old hacker broke into Uber’s internal systems, reaching company tools including Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, and employees thought someone was playing a prank.

The hacker made himself known Uber employees by posting a message on the company’s internal Slack communication system.

Uber said all of our services, including Uber, Uber Eats, Uber Freight, and the Uber Driver app, are up and running.

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The company reiterated that it informed law enforcement.

“The internal software tools that we removed as a precaution yesterday are coming back online this morning,” the ridesharing platform added.

In October 2016, hackers hit Uber with a massive cybersecurity attack, exposing the confidential data of 57 million customers and drivers.

This time, the teenage hacker listed confidential information about the company and posted a hashtag saying that Uber “underpays its drivers” on internal communications platform Slack.

The hacker said he broke into Uber’s systems because “they had weak security.”

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