Wednesday, November 22, 2017

UBER HACKED! Massive Data Leak

Posted By: The Funky Tech Guy - 1:18:00 AM

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Yesterday another large global company became the victim of a data security breach and had 57 million customers and drivers personal data records stolen.
The sad part of it was that the Chief Security Officer (Joe Sullivan) and also one of Ubers executives tried to sweep this breach under the carpet by paying the attackers $100 000. They managed for a whole year and you must question their motives. Stolen data included email addresses , telephone numbers as well as names.Uber said no credit card information or trip location details was taken but considering the fact that they were trying to conceal it I definitely wouldn't take their word for it.
In light of this breach you have to notice that these breaches are becoming more common and attacks occurring more frequently.  No company is too large or too secure to be breached and its happening to “reputable” companies.
There is a database by an Australian security expert where you can check if any of your data has been compromised. You can visit https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Below is some of the more well known companies that has been compromised and what is available for you to search.
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There is a list of hundreds more so be sure to check if you have been compromised.
You might also want to view these security tips to help you stay safe online.
The surface web is one big play area for hackers and cyber criminals looking to exploit and monetise the information you are already freely providing on the internet. Exercise some caution when using the internet and don’t get caught with your pants down and say you didn't know. Start protecting yourself by using the tor internet browser and take it from there. For further reading on the this hack you can view this post
If you have any questions or comments I'd love to hear from you.

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