Bacohido: Dissecting the root cause of Uber’s catastrophic data breach is a worthwhile exercise.
Diving one level deeper into the scenario that led up to the popular ride-hailing service losing personal data for 50 million passengers and seven million drivers shows us why this particular type of hack is likely to recur many more times in 2018.
Hackers got deep into Uber’s Amazon Web Services platform.
They did this by somehow obtaining, then using the AWS logon credentials of one of Uber’s software developers, who left those credentials accessible on GitHub.
Though we don’t know nitty gritty details, security analysts say something like this had to have happened:
While working on an AWS coding task, the Uber developer…