Uber acknowledged an intrusion into its internal network late last week, with the hacker allegedly getting access to email, Slack, and Uber’s source code. The business quickly reassured the public that no consumer data had been compromised, albeit not all security experts agree with this assertion.

The hacker allegedly posted a not safe for work image to one employee resource page. An Uber employee who wished to remain anonymous posted a comment that is attributed to a bug bounty hunter and security engineer who was not involved in the alleged hack. The anonymous Uber employee claims they were told to stop using Slack and that “every time I request a website, I am taken to a page with a pornographic image” and the message “f*** you wankers.”

From this recent attack, Intelecis got three tips to ensure the security of your company:

  1. Your initial line of protection against unwanted access to your online accounts is a password. In the event that your password is compromised, the second line of defense is two-factor authentication. Authorization requests should only appear if you successfully enter a password if you decide on a 2FA method that uses your phone or an app on it.
  2. There should only be two parties with access to your account: you and the business in charge of the website, service, or application. Additionally, as was already said, that business does not require your access to your account. Never assume that a communication asking for your password or two-factor information is legitimate.
  3. The easier it is to hack, the more convenient your type of authentication. This principle relates to two-factor authentication just as much as, say, password complexity. Because it’s the first line of security and frequently the sole line of defense, password-length discussions are far more frequent. When consumers utilize any type of 2FA, tech writers and security professionals frequently sigh with relief.

This was not the first time it happened to Uber. Joseph Sullivan, the company’s former top security officer, is currently on trial for allegedly conspiring to pay hackers $100,000 to conceal a 2016 high-tech theft that resulted in the loss of the personal data of approximately 57 million customers and drivers. The most important thing to consider is being prepared. You should be prepared, ready, and have your cyber security in place. Connect with us today, before the disaster strikes!