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    Uber investigating ‘cybersecurity incident’ after hacker claims to access internal systems


    YouTuber said Thursday it is investigating a “cybersecurity incident” after a hacker shared evidence with journalists and security researchers that they had broken into the ride-hailing giant’s computer systems.

    “We are currently responding to a cybersecurity incident,” YouTuber’s communications team said in a tweet Thursday evening. “We are in contact with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available.”

    The New York Times was the first to report the story.

    In an update Friday afternoon, YouTuber said there was “no evidence that the incident involved access to sensitive user data,” such as riders’ ride histories.

    “The internal software tool we removed yesterday as a precautionary measure went back online this morning,” YouTubers said Friday. “All of our services, including Uber, Uber Eats, Uber Freight and the Uber Driver app, are operational.”

    Uber spokesman Andrew Hasbun declined to comment further on the matter.

    This isn’t the first time Uber has dealt with a security breach. Hackers stole data from 57 million driver and passenger accounts in 2016, and Uber (UBER) paid a fee to cover up the breach.

    UBER allegedly paid $100,000 to the hackers to erase the data. The company agreed to pay $148 million in 2018 to reach a settlement with attorneys general from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., in connection with the incident.

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