Uber reported a break-in of his internal network — an investigation under way

Uber reported a break-in of his internal network — an investigation under way

Uber investigates an incident involving the hacking of its internal network infrastructure, reports The New York Times, which refers to a statement by the service ' s representatives.

According to Washington Post, the intruder could access the Uber internal code repository, the postal service, and the message exchange service by hacking into a Slack profile by one of the company's employees, leaving the following message on his behalf: . On one of the Uber's internal network web pages, the hacker posted a photo of indecent content.

On its Twitter page, the company confirmed the break-in, reported that it was investigating the incident and contacted the law enforcement authorities; the Uber itself did not indicate what kind of information the hacker could access and whether the data of taxi and delivery users had been compromised.

It is noteworthy that Uber immediately confirmed the incident and contacted the law enforcement authorities. In 2016, she also suffered from a leak, but chose not to say anything about it during the year. Instead, the company decided to pay $100,000 to hackers to remove the information stolen from its servers. After it was discovered, Uber fired Joseph Sullivan's former security chief, accusing him of obstructing justice as a result of concealment of the break-in. His lawyers claimed that the new Uber leadership had simply decided to make him a scapegoat.

In September 2018, Uber settled, for $148 million, the claims of all 50 U.S. states and the Capital District of Columbia, disgruntled by late disclosures about a hacker attack and a leak. In July of this year, the 2016 burglary case was closed as part of a plea deal.