Uber checks connections between hacker and Lyft

Dan Levine and Joseph Menn of Reuters report that Uber is attempting to obtain evidence that might link the hack of its drivers’ database to its chief rival, Lyft. An IP address of particular interest “can be traced to the chief of technology” at Lyft, sources tell the reporters.

The court papers draw no direct connection between the Comcast IP address and the hacker. In fact, the IP address was not the one from which the data breach was launched.

However, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler ruled that the information sought by Uber in a subpoena of Comcast records was “reasonably likely” to help reveal the “bad actor” responsible for the hack.

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