Uber on Monday disclosed more details related to the security incident that happened last week, pinning the attack on a threat actor it believes is affiliated to the notorious LAPSUS$ hacking group.
“This group typically uses similar techniques to target technology companies, and in 2022 alone has breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, NVIDIA, and Okta, among others,” the San Francisco-based company said in an update.
The financially-motivated extortionist gang was dealt a huge blow in March 2022 when the City of London Police moved to arrest seven individuals aged between 16 and 21 for their alleged connections to the group. Two of those juvenile defendants are facing fraud charges.
The hacker behind the Uber breach, an 18-year-old teenager who goes by the moniker Tea Pot, has also claimed responsibility for breaking into video game maker Rockstar Games over the weekend.
Uber said it’s working with “several leading digital forensics firms” as the company’s investigation into the incident continues, in addition to coordinating with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department on the matter.
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