Uber suffers computer system breach, alerts authorities


SAN FRANCISCO — Uber’s computer systems were breached and the company has alerted authorities, the ride-hailing giant said Thursday.The ride-hailing company said in a tweet it was “responding to a cybersecurity incident.”The hacker announced themselves in a message posted in Slack, according to two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the incident.Because of the hack, they said, some systems including Slack and internal tools were temporarily disabled.It was not immediately clear what, if anything, the alleged hacker was able to access.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.— Uber Comms (@Uber_Comms) September 16, 2022

Uber pointed to its tweeted statement when asked for comment on the matter.Uber waits a year to report massive hack of customer dataUber, which employs thousands of engineers and other workers globally, is headquartered in San Francisco. The New York Times first reported the incident.This story is breaking and will be updated.