The FBI is investigating whether UBER tracks drivers of the competition via a spy software
The FBI is investigating if a program named “Hell” has been employed by Uber to track drivers of their competition Lyft in the United States, that checked, could be considered as a cyber attack.
Mexico city, September 9 (TICBeat/However).- Uber doesn’t leave us sad news that undermine any semblance of optimism around the unicorn more valued (or overvalued) on the planet. The last thing that we have known in his spiral of self-destruction is the research that keeps the FBI against the popular app transportation collaborative for the use of software that interferes illegally with their rivals.
According to forward today the Wall Street Journal, the federal agency is checking if a program pseudosecreto -called “Hell”- arrived to track down the drivers working for Lyft, the service competition of Uber, in countries such as the united States.
This software allowed to create fake profiles of customers of Lyft to search for routes, in such a way that it detects the drivers of this platform in the vicinity and to manipulate, in this way, the prices of their journeys.
The question that remains in suspense to the FBI agents is whether this program consisted in unauthorized access to a computer; which could be seen as a cyber attack, and charge a higher entity in terms of legal and criminal responsibility.
And, as we said at the beginning of the article, this is just the tip of the iceberg of all the problems facing Uber, the greatest unicorn of the planet with its valuation at more than $ 70 billion.
Uber just sign Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO after Travis Kalanick was invited to leave the firm, in order to deal with the successive sex scandals, insults that Kalanick had made their own drivers, the poor financial results of the company, the massive spying on their iPhone users or the pending lawsuit for the theft of documents on the autonomous car of Waymo.
A list of blunders to which we attach the recent report of several of its leading investors against Travis Kalanick for fraud.