Good news ! Hackbusters community is waiting for you !  https://discuss.hackbusters.com
KnowBe4 has been running the HackBusters site for a few years now, providing you with trending IT security news. We are expanding it and have launched a new exciting online community! The forum is divided into four main topics or categories: Social Engineering, Ransomware, Phishing and Security Awareness Training. You are invited to be one of the first to join us at: https://discuss.hackbusters.com.

Florida man, 20, reportedly behind massive hack at Uber - CNET

Gettyimages-865963182
Uber hasn't identified the hacker it paid $100,000 to last year, but Reuters reports its a 20-year-old man in Florida. Getty Images

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for a massive data breach at Uber last year, although his identity couldn't be established, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The ride-hailing startup revealed last month that hackers stole data on 57 million drivers and riders in October 2016. The pilfered data included personal information such as names, email addresses and driver's license numbers, but not Social Security numbers and credit card information, the company said.

Uber said it paid $100,000 to the data thieves at the time to delete the information. But the company did not reveal any details about the hacker or how it paid him the money.

Sources familiar with the hack told Reuters the payment was made through a program designed to reward bug hunters who report flaws in a company's software. Uber's bug bounty service is hosted by HackerOne, a...(continued)

View All Trending Stories