CYBER: Uber’s Been Hacked and Sim Swappers Are Getting Violent

The Uber hack is another warning about using your phone for 2FA.
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Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard's podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet.

Groups on Telegram that used to primarily be interested in taking over people’s phones and online accounts have changed tactics. Now, they’re selling violence. And to cap off the week, a hacker we don’t know much about was able to steal the credentials of an Uber employee and access the company's back end.

On this episode of Cyber, Motherboard staff writers Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox walk us through the latest in the world of cybersecurity.

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Stories discussed on this episode:

Firebombs and Shootings: The Rise of IRL Harassment and Violence as a Service

LAPSUS$: How a Sloppy Extortion Gang Became One of the Most Prolific Hacking Groups

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