September 24, 2022

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Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff said the cloud software company has a lot to do in cybersecurity after an attack on Uber linked to Salesforce’s Slack chat app.

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Uber Told On Monday it is believed a hacking group called Lapsus$ was behind last week’s cyberattack and noted that other victims of the group’s attacks this year included Cisco, Nvidia, Okta and Samsung. Microsoft too Told that Lapsus$ had access to one of his accounts.

According to Uber, the attacker probably purchased a company contractor’s password on the dark web after a malware attack, and the contractor accepted a two-factor authentication request. The attacker downloaded some Slack messages and posted a note on a Slack channel that “several of you saw,” the ride-sharing company said.

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Hackers often use so-called social engineering, which involves exploiting trusted individuals, rather than just going behind hardware and software.

“There’s no finish line when it comes to security and social engineering,” Benioff said Tuesday during a press conference at Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. “There are things we need to do to help our customers prevent these types of issues.”

Salesforce has seen its systems exploited in the past. In 2007, a hacker Allegedly Received email addresses stored in Salesforce and used them for automated data processing and other Salesforce customers to go after customers. And in June, the Heroku unit of Salesforce Told A hacker had obtained the account password and some source code.

“We’ve gone through almost every situation possible,” Benioff said. “There’s always a lot for us to do, and we’ll just keep working at it.”

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