Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it was responding to a cybersecurity incident, following media reports that its network was breached with the ride-hailing company using some of its systems. technical and internal communications.
A hacker hacked into an employee’s workplace messaging Slack app and then used it to send messages to Uber employees informing them that they had suffered a data breach, New York reports. Times on Thursday, citing an Uber spokesperson.
It appears that the hacker was then able to gain access to other internal systems, posting a sexually explicit photo on an internal employee information page, the report added.
“We are in contact with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available,” Uber said in a tweet without providing further details.
The Slack system was taken offline by Uber on Thursday afternoon after employees received messages from the hacker, the Times reported, citing two employees, who were not authorized to speak publicly.
The report adds: “I am informed that I am a hacker and that Uber has suffered a data breach.”
According to the report, employees at the company have been instructed not to use Slack, which is owned by Salesforce Inc. Other internal systems are also inaccessible.
(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V and Rashmi Aich)