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Uber Claims A Hacker Connected To Lapsus$ Is To Blame For The Breach

Uber Claims A Hacker Connected To Lapsus$ Is To Blame For The Breach
According to Uber Technologies Inc., a hacker associated with the Lapsus$ hacking group was behind the cyberattack that temporarily forced the ride-hailing company to halt several internal communications last week.
According to Uber, the attacker did not gain access to any user accounts or the databases that hold sensitive user data like credit card or bank account numbers or trip information.
"The attacker accessed several internal systems, and our investigation has focused on determining whether there was any material impact," Uber said, adding that investigation was still ongoing.
The business claimed that it was working closely with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on the issue.
Uber's internal communication system was temporarily down due to a cyberattack on Friday, and staff members were forced to use the Slack business messaging app, which is owned by Salesforce.
The hacker gained access to numerous employee accounts and tools like G-Suite and Slack after accepting a two-factor login approval request after receiving multiple requests, according to Uber. The attacker then logged in to the contractor's Uber account.
The hacker collective Lapsus$ has targeted companies like Nvidia, Microsoft, and Okta Inc., which provides authentication services to thousands of well-known corporations.
There were no comments on the issue from Lapsus$.
The hacker, also known as "teapotuberhacker," allegedly claimed to have leaked early gameplay footage of the eagerly anticipated "Grand Theft Auto VI" on Monday.
On the forum, the hacker had written that he wanted to "negotiate a deal" with the gaming company.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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