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Privacy breach on hijacked Uber account being sold plus logins and passwords can be bought on the dark web.

Australian taxi cabs should be used as alternate transport as stolen Uber logins and passwords can now be bought on the dark web for between 10 cents and $3

According to ABC.NET.AU, it states that hijacked Uber accounts are selling cheaper than Frosty Fruits. ABC Brisbane reporter Josh Bavas learned his account had been hijacked when Uber notification emails started arriving: his account had been accessed by someone in Los Angeles, and another in Moscow.

“I freaked out, it’s 2am,” Josh told Hack.

“I clicked on the Uber app to see what was going on and I’d already been logged out.”

Whoever had Josh’s details had changed his password and taken over his account.

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Two of Josh’s credit cards were still linked to the account.

He began searching for Uber’s support phone number on their website, but there was none.

“It says email us, tweet us, or use your account.”

He fired off a couple of emails and a tweet, went back to bed, and woke up a few hours later to find his ghost rider had been busy: more trips through Russia, some only a few roubles, but all up costing a couple hundred Australian dollars.

Fortunately, his bank had blocked the transactions.

Still no response from Uber though.

So was it a hack?

“It’s called credential stuffing,” says Troy Hunt, a Gold Coast-based Microsoft security researcher who spoke with Hack from Amsterdam.

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