uber: What connects teenage pirates, Uber and Grand Theft Auto?

A storefront advertises Grand Theft Auto IV on April 28, 2008 in New York City.


The recent hack of Uber and Rockstar Games underscores the one dark reality of cybersecurity: no matter how much you spend to secure your business, you are only as strong as your weakest link – your employees.

Three things happened last week. First came the news that Uber was investigating a cybersecurity breach. Then came this tweet from Rockstar Games, the creators of the blockbuster Grand Theft Auto. The third, and perhaps the most intriguing revelation, was that these two hacks were the work of the same hacker. band. Lapsus$, as it’s called, caught the public’s attention earlier this year and is said to be the source of a bunch of attacks throughout


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