Uber Was Hacked, Here's What We Know So Far

Uber was hacked, and while the investigation is still pending they have released some information regarding what’s been breached.
Written by Serena Aburahma
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
As far as ridesharing goes, there’s much controversy on the status of
drivers being considered workers.
Recently, however, one of the most popular
apps out there, Uber, was hacked. While the investigation is ongoing, this is all the information we have thus far.

What happened to Uber?

Uber underwent a systems breach where workers couldn’t access the popular communication platform Slack on September 15th. The hacker posted an NSFW (not safe for work) image on one of the channels as well as engaged in other lewd behavior.
According to
, one anonymous Uber employee was “told to stop using Slack and ‘anytime I request a website, I am taken to a page with a pornographic image and the message f*** you wankers’”.
One bug bounty hunter tweeted a screenshot that could possibly be from the hacker where it says, “I am a hacker and Uber has suffered a data breach. Slack has been stolen…” which included the hashtag #uberunderpaisdrivers
Forbes reports that the hacker told the New York Times that he’s 18 years old and that he hacked Uber because “they had weak security”. He said he was able to do this “through the social engineering of an Uber employee to obtain login credentials”.
Clearly, the hacker didn’t care about or consider that his postings and screenshots are being used as evidence in the investigation.
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Concerns about Uber and their response to the hacking

While Forbes was unable to get a comment from Uber themselves they wrote a Twitter post regarding the incident. 
The tweet states, “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.”
Following this, Uber made a Twitter post regarding a security update on September 18th that stated, “We have no evidence that the incident involved access to sensitive user data (like trip history). All of our services including Uber, Uber Eats, Uber Freight, and Uber Driver app are operational.”
The Twitter post goes on to say, “As we shared yesterday, we have notified law enforcement. Internal software tools that we took down as a precaution yesterday are coming back online this morning.”
Forbes criticizes the post by saying that Uber hasn’t released a statement regarding “the extent of the network breach, the systems accessed, and the level of access acquired by the hacker”.
However, since then Uber released a Twitter post on September 19th with more in-depth information on how the hacker obtained the information and what systems were breached which you can read

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