Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it was looking into the cybersecurity issue after learning that its network had been compromised and that the firm had to shut down many internal communications and engineering systems,
NewsOTG Editorials gathered on Thursday that quoted an Uber representative, a hacker infiltrated an employee’s workplace messaging software Slack and used it to send a message to Uber employees informing them of the company’s data breach. The report said that it appeared the hacker then managed to access further internal systems, uploading an explicit image on an internal information website for the staff.
The Times investigation, which used two workers who were not allowed to talk in public, the Slack system was taken offline by Uber on Thursday afternoon after employees got the message from the hacker. The letter began, “I proclaim I am a hacker and Uber has had a data breach,” and went on to name a number of allegedly hacked corporate systems, the report said. According to the article, the employee was convinced to provide a password that gave the hacker access to Uber’s computer systems.