The person who claims to have hacked Uber says he’s only 18, report says

Uber told Insider it was responding to a “cybersecurity incident” and was in touch with law enforcement.
A person claiming to be behind Uber’s hack on Thursday told The New York Times that he’s only 18.
He said he had persuaded an Uber worker to send him a password that gave him access to its systems.
Uber brought its Slack offline after the hacker messaged workers saying: “I am a hacker.”

A hacker who appeared to compromise Uber on Thursday told The New York Times that he is only 18 years old.

The person, whose identity remains unknown but who claimed to be behind the hack, told the publication that he had been developing his cybersecurity skills for several years. He sent The Times images that showed access to lists of Uber emails, cloud storage information, and code.

The unnamed man said that he had accessed Uber’s systems by sending a text message claiming to be a corporate information technology person to an Uber worker, whom he persuaded to send a password.

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