Ride-hailing platform Uber has been in the news of the data breach, and today the company released an official statement in which the taxi aggregator said it did not expose the private information of its users in an 18-year-old data breach – an age-old hack. In its most recent statement, the company said its investigation and response was ongoing.
“We have no evidence that the incident involved access to sensitive user data (such as travel history),” Uber said. An 18-year-old hacker broke into Uber’s internal systems and into company tools such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, in what employees believe is a prank.
Uber said all of our services, including Uber, Uber Food Delivery, Uber Freight and the Uber Driver app, will work. The company reiterated that it had notified law enforcement.
“Our internal software tool, which we shut down yesterday as a precautionary measure, was back online this morning,” the driving service platform added. This time, the teenage hacker listed the company’s confidential information and posted a hashtag on internal communications platform Slack that said Uber was “underpaying drivers.”