Lyft’s CTO accused of hacking Uber

Uber recently submitted new court filings seeking more information on an IP address believed to be involved in a hack that was made public in February, in which the names and email addresses of 50,000 of its drivers were stolen. And two anonymous sources reportedly told Reuters that the IP address points to Chris Lambert, the chief technology officer of Uber’s main competitor, Lyft.

In court papers, Uber claims the Comcast IP address was used to access a security key in the breach, and is seeking more information to identify who was using the address. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler has said that the information Uber is seeking with the subpoena is “‘reasonably likely’ to help reveal the ‘bad actor’ responsible for the hack,” according to Reuters.

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Network World Colin Neagle