UBER Hack update : Company has now reached law enforcement to book a case against the alleged 18 year old hacker

The computer network of cab booking platform Uber was breached on Thursday. Due to this, the internal communication and engineering system of the company has been affected. The company has said that they are investigating this matter related to cyber security. According to reports, due to this security breach, Uber had to shut down its internal communication and engineering systems.

According to the New York Times report, an Uber spokesperson told that the hacker gained access to an employee’s workplace messaging app Slack.

Using this, the hacker sent a message to Uber employees that the company had been a victim of a data breach. According to the New York Times report, the hacker is 18 years old. In this data breach, the information about the data leak of the users has not been revealed so far.

According to a cyber expert Corben Lee who posted on his twitter feed The hacker social engineered an employee -> logged into the VPN and scanned their intranet. He further stated Apparently there was an internal network share that contained powershell scripts… “One of the powershell scripts contained the username and password for a admin user in Thycotic (PAM) Using this i was able to extract secrets for all services, DA, DUO, Onelogin, AWS, GSuite”

UBER to file complaint with the Law Enforcement

We are currently responding to a cybersecurity incident. We are in touch with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available.

A 18 year old boy hacked Uber

The hacker has given this information to the reporter. The hacker told that he is 18 years old and has been working on his cyber security skills for many years, the 18 year old said in a statement to New York Times.

Uber’s source code, email and other internal systems were accessed. He has also shared some screenshots. In this matter, Uber says that it is in talks with Law Enforcement and will give information in this regard soon. At the same time, Yuga Labs security engineer Sam Curry has said that the hacker had access to almost the entire system of Uber.

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