Cyber Security

UBER HAS BEEN HACKED, boasts hacker – how you can cease it occurring to you – Bare Safety


By all accounts, and sadly there are a lot of of them, a hacker – within the break-and-enter-your-network-illegally sense, not in a solve-super-hard-coding-problems-in-a-funky-way sense – has damaged into ride-sharing firm Uber.

Based on a report from the BBC, the hacker is claimed to be simply 18 years outdated, and appears to have pulled off the assault for a similar form of purpose that famously drove British mountain climber George Mallory to maintain attempting (and finally dying within the try) to summit Mount Everest within the Nineteen Twenties…

“as a result of it’s there.”

Uber, understandably, hasn’t mentioned rather more to this point [2022-09-16T15:45Z] than to announce on Twitter:

How a lot do we all know to this point?

If the dimensions of the intrusion is as broad because the alleged hacker has steered, based mostly on the screenshots we’ve seen plastered on Twitter, we’re not stunned that Uber hasn’t supplied any particular info but, particularly on condition that legislation enforcement is concerned within the investigation.

In relation to cyberincident forensics, the satan actually is within the particulars.

Nonetheless, publicly out there knowledge, allegedly launched by the hacker himself and distributed extensively, appears to counsel that this hack had two underlying causes, which we’ll describe with a medieval analogy.

The intruder:

  • Tricked an insider into letting them into the courtyard, or bailey. That’s the realm contained in the outermost citadel wall, however separate from the best-defended half.
  • Discovered unattended particulars explaining how you can entry the preserve, or motte. Because the title suggests, the preserve is the central defensive stronghold of a conventional medieval European citadel.