Uber Hacked – Attackers Breached Critical IT Systems & Windows Domain

Uber’s computer network has been hacked on Thursday, leading the company to take some of its internal communications and engineering systems offline. 

Reports say, an 18 year old hacker who was working on his cybersecurity skills for several years, sent images of email, cloud storage and code repositories to cybersecurity researchers and The New York Times. Uber is investigating the breach and contacting law enforcement officials.

Based on the screenshots shared by the hackers, shows the attackers breached critical Uber IT systems, including the company’s security software and Windows domain.

Uber’s Hacked 

On Thursday afternoon, before the Slack system was taken offline, Uber employees received a message that says, “I announce I am a hacker and Uber has suffered a data breach.” 

The message lists several ‘Internal databases’ that the hacker claimed had been compromised. According to the Uber spokesman, the attacker compromised a worker’s Slack account and used it to send the message.

Further the hacker gained access to the internal systems, posted an explicit photo on an internal information page for employees. The screenshots from Uber’s slack point out that these announcements were first met with memes and jokes as employees had not realized an actual cyberattack was taking place.

The New York Times, which first reported on the breach, says the hacker sent a text message to an Uber worker claiming to be a corporate information technology person. Using ‘Social Engineering’ techniques, the worker was convinced to give away a password that allowed the hacker

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