Uber blames Lapsus$ hacking group for security breach

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Uber said that a hacker associated with the Lapsus$ hacking group was to blame for a breach of its internal systems last week, while reiterating that no customer or user data was compromised during the attack.

The hack, which was discovered last Thursday, forced the company to take several of its internal systems offline, including Slack, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform.

It occurred a few days before video game maker Rockstar Games was also breached by a hacker who claims to be the same person who attacked Uber. Dozens of videos of the company’s unreleased Grand Theft Auto VI were leaked online. In its security update, Uber references the Rockstar Games hack but does not confirm it was the same attacker.

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Author: Andrew J. Hawkins