It’s only been three months since the last Uber leak. However, now the company has reported another security incident with them. However, representatives of the company claim that it is not that serious. At least not that serious yet.
One user on a hacker forum with the nickname UberLeak has published several files, which, as this user claims are the files with the source code of the internal platforms of Uber and Uber Eats applications. In addition, the leaked data also present the company’s internal reports and the e-mail addresses of more than 77 000 Uber employees.
The good news for Uber users is that these files don’t contain user information, so you don’t have to run and delete all the cards from your Uber account and change passwords. However, since these files contain Uber’s internal code and corporate data, they could be used for phishing attacks on Uber employees (leading to more data leaks) or, theoretically, to create backdoors to other systems. So there is still a danger to user data.
Uber issued a statement to Bleeping Computer in which they said, “We believe these files are related to an incident at a third-party vendor and are not related to our security incident in September. Based on our initial review of available information, the code does not belong to Uber; however, we continue investigating the matter.“
All we can say at this point is that it looks like the personal information you entered into Uber is not at risk, and your account is still protected. However, this is the second time the company has been hacked recently. So maybe you should secure your account information as much as possible.