Uber is hiring for more than 80 cybersecurity jobs after being hacked


Uber has posted around 80 jobs in its US security department (Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)

If you’re a cybersecurity engineer, you might be able to get a job at Uber as the company steps up its cybersecurity game after last week’s hack.

On Monday, the ride-sharing app said a hacker affiliated with the Lapsus$ hacking group was responsible for a cyberattack that forced the company to temporarily shut down several internal communications last week.

Fresh out of the embarrassing security breach, Uber is hiring for a number of cybersecurity jobs.

This week alone, Uber posted around 80 jobs in its US safety department.

“The primary goal of the Uber Engineering Security team is to enable the company’s technical ambitions while maintaining the highest standards of security and privacy for our customers and partners,” reads the job description. .

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If you’re a cybersecurity engineer, you might be able to land a job at Uber (Photo: Anugraha Sundaravelu)

The jobs seem to be mostly US based in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston and some of them even have the option to work remotely.

It’s also a lucrative job with a senior threat detection engineer expected to earn around £90,820-£140,200, according to Glass door.

Glassdoor also added that the total salary for a senior security engineer at Uber could be around $212,137 (£187,203).

In addition to its engineering team, the company is also recruiting security specialists to its legal, design, and security response and investigations teams.

Uber’s security team is responsible for ensuring the security of all private, personal, location and payment information for the full set of Uber users, including “passengers, drivers, customers, third parties and businesses”.

After last week’s hack, the company said the attacker did not access any user accounts and databases that store sensitive user information such as credit card numbers, account banking or travel details.

“The attacker accessed multiple internal systems, and our investigation has focused on determining the material impact,” Uber said, adding that the investigation is still ongoing.

The company said it was coordinating closely with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on the matter.

On Thursday, the ride-sharing app said it was investigating a cybersecurity incident, after a report said its network had been hacked and the company had to shut down several internal communications and engineering systems.

An employee’s Slack was used by the hacker to gain access which he then used to send a message to Uber employees announcing that the company had suffered a data breach, according to a New York report Times Thursday.

“I am announcing that I am a hacker and that Uber has suffered a data breach,” the message reads, and goes on to list several internal databases that were allegedly compromised, the report adds.

Uber employees were instructed not to use Slack and other internal systems were also inaccessible.

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