Hacker attack on Uber. What this means for owners of cryptocurrency wallets?

Hacker attack on Uber. What this means for owners of cryptocurrency wallets?

Uber admitted that hackers broke into their servers, getting access to personal data — names, addresses and telephone numbers — 57 million users and drivers.

Hacker attack occurred in 2016, but the company still concealed this information from the public. Instead report the incident, Uber has chosen to pay the hackers the required $100 000. According to the company:

“During the incident we immediately took action to protect the data and stop further unauthorized access by outsiders. we Then identified the attackers and received assurances that the loaded data has been destroyed, was also adopted security measures”.

The main risk for the users of cryptocurrencies is a mobile wallet. Having access to names and phone numbers, hackers can capture the data on the phone or even reboot the phone as the access point to enter the mobile wallet. At the moment, among the victims is a well-known investor Chris Burniske, in which criminals stole about $150 000

Although no direct threats and no, bitcoin owners should pay close attention to the balance on their mobile wallets. Moreover, it is recommended to store most of their crypto-currency savings at the offline media.

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