From CNET: Uber's computer network was breached on Thursday, leading the ride-hailing giant to take several internal communications and engineering systems offline as it investigated the hack, The New York Times reported.
The company instructed employees not to use workplace messaging app Slack, the report said, citing two employees. Other internal systems were also inaccessible, the Times reported.
According to the Times, shortly before Slack was taken offline Thursday afternoon, Uber employees received a message on the app that read: "I announce I am a hacker and Uber has suffered a data breach." The message also listed several internal databases that the hacker claimed had been compromised, the Times reported.
The hacker, who said he was 18 years old, said he was motivated by what he called weak security and provided screenshots of internal Uber systems to prove his access, the Times reported.
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