Stolen Uber Passwords Reportedly Being Sold Online for $1

PHOTO CREDIT: Mary Altaffer/AP
PHOTO CREDIT: Mary Altaffer/AP

One dollar may not get you much these days, but it could buy you a stolen password to an Uber account and free car rides around town.

Vendors on dark net sites such as AlphaBay, which often sell illegal products like drugs and counterfeit goods, are offering active Uber username and login details for $1, according to Motherboard. Other information that comes with the purchase includes partial credit card data and telephone numbers.

Motherboard said it was able to verify that some of the accounts were still in use by Uber members and that, in one case, a previously hacked Amazon password was used to get into an Uber account because the passwords were the same.

Although one vendor named Courvoisier claimed to have “thousands” of hacked accounts for sale, Uber told Mashable on Sunday that a hack hadn’t taken place on its end. The company said it investigated the issue, and “found no evidence of a breach.”

“Attempting to fraudulently access or sell accounts is illegal, and we notified the authorities about this report,” Uber continued. “This is a good opportunity to remind people to use strong and unique usernames and passwords, and to avoid reusing the same credentials across multiple sites and services.”

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SOURCE: Mashable, Samantha Murphy Kelly

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