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Uber responding to “cybersecurity incident” following reports of significant data breach

Ride-hailing giant Uber has confirmed that it is responding to a cybersecurity incident as reports emerge that the firm has suffered a significant network data breach forcing it to shut down several internal communications and engineering systems.

Attacker announces Uber breach through compromised Slack account

In a statement on Twitter, Uber wrote “We are currently responding to a cybersecurity incident. We are in touch with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available.” While details from the company were sparse at the time of writing, a report by the New York Times on Thursday claimed that a hacker was able to compromise an employee’s Slack account and used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing that the company had suffered a data breach.

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