LinkedIn hackers also accused for the Uber breach

Canadian citizen Vasile Mereacre and Florida resident Brandon Glover have been charged for stealing account information from Lynda.com – a LinkedIn training site. However, TechCrunch reports that the duo was also responsible for the Uber data breach that affected 57 million users globally back in 2016.

The charge sheet of the accused reveals that the two hackers broke into the Lynda’s Amazon web server and got hold of sensitive information related to the users. Additionally, they contacted the team of Lynda using a fake identity telling them about the access they had and asking for a huge reward.
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According to TechCrunch, a similar method was used on Uber who had to pay $100,000 back in 2016. The two alleged hackers broke into Uber’s web server and ultimately asked for a reward. When the news of the Uber breach came into light, the FTC investigated the incident after which the ride-sharing app was slapped with a $148 million fine as well as an agreement to 20 years of privacy audits.

Although, it is not yet clear if Mereacre and Glover would be charged for the Uber breach as well the two are scheduled for a court hearing on November 8. Watch this space for more updates.

Uber hackers also reportedly breached LinkedIn's training site

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