Report: Pair indicted in breach also responsible for Uber incident

Two individuals who were indicted last August for stealing information from the LinkedIn training site back in 2016 are reportedly the same pair of hackers responsible for the 2016 Uber breach that affected 57 million worldwide users.

Citing two people close to the case, a TechCrunch report revealed the connection between the two incidents following the Oct. 18 unsealing of a federal indictment filed against alleged hackers Brandon Glover, a Winter Springs Florida resident, and Vasile Mereacre, a Canadian citizen in Toronto.

According to the indictment, the pair stole data pertaining to roughly 90,000 user accounts from a LinkedIn-owned Amazon web server (previous reports had the number around 55,000), then attempted to extort a bug bounty payment from the social networking company through its vulnerability disclosure platform provider HackerOne.

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