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Uber petition site pulled after hacker redirected visitors to rival

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Jun
2015
Uber petition site pulled after hacker redirected visitors to rival

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A hacker has forced Uber to take its online petition site down after exploiting a vote-spamming flaw which he said was “super easy for the developer of the website to prevent”.

The hacker, going by “Austin”, found the flaw on 12 June after searching Google for petition and contest sites with the intention of writing a blog post about how both tend not to be secure against fake entries.

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