Yesterday it became known that the hacker hacked Rockstar and leaked a huge amount of data on GTA 6. In particular, there was a partial source code for the game, videos from early builds and much more. However, he also reportedly hacked Uber, and he did it before.
According to the hacker, he simply sent a text message to an Uber employee, pretending to be a representative of the company’s technical support. This is how he got access to the system data, including virtual machines on the AWS platform, Duo, OneLogin, G Suite and VMware vSphere. He only copied the data, but did not destroy or encrypt it.
According to available data, the hacker was an 18-year-old hacker who, although he did nothing that would affect the work of Uber, nevertheless confirmed by his actions that multimillion-dollar companies are very poorly protected in terms of cybersecurity. The only thing he did was to demand an increase in the salaries of the drivers.
This is not the first such incident. Uber systems were previously hacked in 2016.