Uber forces some riders to reset their passwords after a spike in account takeovers
Some Uber riders are being told to reset their passwords after the company saw a spike in account takeovers in February.
The emails going out confused users who thought their accounts had been hacked or that the emails from the ride-hailing company were a phishing attempt from hackers to take over their accounts.
Instead, the password resets were from Uber to make sure they wouldn’t be hacked in the first place. Uber confirmed to Business Insider that the emails are real, and says that the company did not have a recent security breach.