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Thousands of users of taxi app Uber have reported their accounts being hacked or hijacked. What’s going on?
“Bilaal, your Uber is arriving now,” my dad was told. My dad’s name is Ed. And he hadn’t requested an Uber car.
He’s not alone. The US website Motherboard reported two months ago that “thousands” of Uber account details were available to buy for as little as $1 each on the anonymous “dark web”.

Source: BBC Tech News

Date: June 1st, 2015

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32900600

 

Discussion

1) The article says “Sellers can get access to large databases of personal details – either from the dark web or the internet – and then test them across various websites to see if they’re of any value”. What is the dark web, how do you access it, and how safe is it to be on the dark web?

2) How would you protect yourself from this hack?

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