A hacker linked with the Lapsus$ hacking organization was responsible for a cyber attack, according to Uber Technologies Inc. Last week, the hack caused the ride-hailing business to temporarily disable multiple internal communications channels.
Uber stated that the attacker did not get access to any user accounts or databases containing sensitive user data. Uber says it is investigating how a hacker obtained access to its internal systems in collaboration with the FBI and the US Department of Justice. Following the incident on Friday, Uber employees were barred from using the Salesforce-owned office chat software Slack.
According to Uber, the attacker hacked into a contractor’s Uber account after accepting a two-factor login permission request after several requests, granting the hacker access to various employee accounts and apps such as G-Suite and Slack. On Monday, the hacker claimed to have leaked early gameplay video of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc’s “Grand Theft Auto VI.”