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Uber blames notorious extortion gang Lapsus$ for recent data breach

Uber shut down some of its internal software and messaging systems on Thursday, after an attacker infiltrated its network

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Uber Technologies Inc. said the hacker responsible for a data breach reported last week is affiliated with a notorious extortion group named Lapsus$, which also targeted technology companies including Microsoft Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Okta Inc. and Samsung Corp. this year. 
 
Uber shut down some of its internal software and messaging systems on Thursday, after an attacker infiltrated its network and sent employees messages warning that Uber had been hacked. 

“We believe that this attacker (or attackers) are affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active over the last year or so,” a company spokesperson said

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 8:51 AM IST

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