Uber Hacked: 18-year-old boy blew Uber's sleep, data network breached, know how it happened

Pankaj Prasad
Uber Hacked
Uber Hacked

According to the news, the hacker was an 18-year-old boy and he took advantage of Uber's weak data security network and was successful in breaking into it.

Uber Hacked Updates: Big news is coming about Uber, an online cab service provider. Yes...Uber has given information about the incident of breach in its data network. The company has informed legal agencies in this regard and said that it is trying to deal with this issue of cyber security.

Uber has sent a mail in this regard. The company said in an email that it is in the process of dealing with the situation arising out of a cyber security incident. Along with this, she said that she is constantly in touch with the police and other agencies and will keep them informed of any progress.

Breach of data network security

Actually, a hacker has breached the security of Uber's data network. Along with this, large scale data has been attacked. The Times has also published news in this regard. According to the news, the hacker was an 18-year-old boy and he took advantage of Uber's weak data security network and was successful in breaking into it.

What 'The New York Times' Said

At the same time, 'The New York Times' says that the young man who took responsibility for this data breach made social engineering a means and reached the data network. The hacker claims that he acted as a technical employee to send a written message to an Uber employee. After this he was persuaded to give the password. In this regard, a security engineer said that the burglar has also shared evidence of access to critical systems of Uber.

Amazon and Google also affected

In this regard, Yug Labs engineer Sam Curry said that it seems that the hacker has made a big data breach. Uber's data stores on Amazon and Google's cloud networks have also come under the threat of burglary. However, there is no indication that the hacking has affected Uber's fleet of vehicles or their operations. Curry also believes that the hacker did this whole exercise with the intention of gaining publicity because he did not cause any damage to the data. The hacker also shared a Telegram account with security engineers.

What 'The Associated Press' said

However, when 'The Associated Press' tried to contact the hacker on this Telegram account, there was no response from his side. By the way, Uber's data network has been breached once before. During that hacking in the year 2016, personal information related to about 57 million users and drivers of Uber was at risk.