Published On: Mon, Jun 15th, 2015

Uber’s Website Hacked to Display Lyft Ad

A security researcher exploited a flaw on the ride-sharing company's site to pull the prank, but did not steal any user data.

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A flaw in Uber’s website let a hacker take over a page and do whatever he wanted to it. Thankfully, security researcher Austin Epperson didn’t try to steal personal details or spread malware, instead he used the hack to display an ad for Uber’s arch-rival Lyft.

Epperson was able to hack a micro-site on Uber’s website through a flaw in a new petition it launched to try to convince the local government in San Francisco to allow the company to operate on Market Street. Uber points out that the section of the website in question wasn’t connected to any user login information…

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INC.COM , By James Cook

 

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