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Uber Blames Notorious Extortion Gang Lapsus$ for Hack

  • No customer data was involved, but internal messages accessed
  • Lapsus$ crew previously took credit for Cisco, Okta breaches

Uber Technologies Inc. said the hacker responsible for a data breach reported last week is affiliated with a notorious extortion group named Lapsus$, which also targeted technology companies including Microsoft Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Okta Inc. and Samsung Corp. this year. 

Uber shut down some of its internal software and messaging systems on Thursday, after an attacker infiltrated its network and sent employees messages warning that Uber had been hacked.