Why does this Uber hack matter to me?

On September 15, 2022, Uber (yes, the one we use to get around) was breached by social engineering.

Why should this matter to you?

“The hacker, who claimed to be 18 years old, told NYT he had sent a text message to an Uber employee and was able to persuade the staff member to reveal a password after claiming to be a corporate information technology personnel. The social engineering hack allowed him to breach Uber's systems, with the hacker describing the company's security posture as weak.

With the employee's password, the hacker was able to get into the internal VPN, said Acronis' CISO Kevin Reed in a LinkedIn post. The hacker then gained access to the corporate network, found highly privileged credentials on network file shares, and used these to access everything, including production systems, corporate EDR (endpoint detection and response) console, and Uber's Slack management interface.”

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