Uber is investigating a potential computer network breach, according to a report.

Uber investigates potential computer network breach.

Company responds to cybersecurity incident.

On Thursday, Uber said it was responding to a cybersecurity incident after a hack had breached its network and forced it to take several internal communications and engineering systems offline.

According to the New York Times, the hack appeared to have compromised an employee’s workplace messaging Slack app and then used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing that it had suffered a data breach. Staff at the company was instructed not to use Slack, which is owned by Salesforce Inc. other internal systems were reportedly inaccessible.

Uber's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, said in a statement that the company was "working around the clock" to understand what happened. He added that there was no evidence that customer data had been compromised in the attack.

Hack breached company's network.

The hacker gained access to an employee's Slack account and used it to send a message to other Uber employees announcing that the company had suffered a data breach. The message instructed staff not to use Slack and directed them to another website where they could find more information about the incident.

Sullivan said that the hacker did not gain access to any customer data but may have accessed "some of our code repositories." He added that Uber is working with law enforcement on the investigation and has taken steps to secure its systems.

Uber forced to take internal systems offline.

As a result of the hack, Uber was forced to take several internal communications and engineering systems offline. The company is working with law enforcement and security experts to determine what happened and how best to protect its systems in the future.

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Details of the breach.

Hacker compromised employee's workplace messaging Slack app.

The hack began with a compromise of an employee's workplace messaging Slack app. The hacker then used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing that it had suffered a data breach. This allowed the hacker to gain access to other internal company systems.

Hacker sent message to Uber employees announcing data breach.

The message sent to Uber employees announced that the company had suffered a data breach. This allowed the hacker to gain access to other internal company systems and potentially customer data.

Hacker gained access to other internal company systems.

The hacker was able to gain access to other internal company systems through the employee's Slack account. This allowed the hacker to potentially access customer data and sensitive company information.

Slack system taken offline by Uber.

In response to the hack, Uber took its Slack system offline in order to prevent further damage and protect customer data. This left many employees without communication tools and caused disruptions within the company.

Other internal systems inaccessible.

Other internal systems were also inaccessible as a result of the hack, including email and file-sharing services. This caused further disruptions for employees and made it difficult for them to work effectively.

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Implications of the breach.

Law enforcement contacted by Uber.

The potential implications of the breach are far-reaching, and Uber has already contacted law enforcement to investigate the matter. This is a serious issue, as it could potentially lead to customer data being compromised. If the hacker was able to gain access to customer credit card information or other personal data, this could be used for identity theft or other fraudulent activities.

In addition to the legal implications, this breach could also cause significant reputational damage for Uber. The company has been embroiled in several controversies in recent years, and this latest incident will only add fuel to the fire. It remains to be seen how much damage this will ultimately cause, but it is certainly not a good situation for Uber.

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