Fake Uber App has Stolen 57 million Users Details: Report




Uber is a well known global taxi technology company that lets you book your text within seconds. Uber has its own application on the PlayStore that helps to do your work like booking of a taxi, to rate the driver, fast within a couple of minutes.

We all have seen so many fake applications on the PlayStore of some famous company. Due to a huge amount of Uber users, the company now facing fake application problems. The Security firm Symantec has recently found a fake Uber application of Uber in the PlayStoreThis application is the completely mirrored app of Uber original app. It also works the same way. So that the users cannot find any hint from this app about its mischievous nature.

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After opening this malicious app user found the exact similar user interface that asks for their username and password. To get the job done the attackers made this app with the deep links so that user thinks that they are using right app. After entering username and password this application surprisingly automatically shows the data by connecting to Uber API.

Symantec found that the app is not available in the Google Play Store, and Symantec leaves the message for users that users must avoid installing apps from unauthorized sources, especially those apps which originating in Russia. Because as the company revealed the app is primarily in Russian.

As per the statement was given by the CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, they have stolen around the 600,000 driver details.

They have stolen names and driver’s license numbers in the United States. The number is pretty large which is around 600,000. Furthermore, he includes that other personal information of all 57 million Uber riders and drivers around the world was compromised: names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers.

Source: Symantec



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