Lyft Asks Decide to Cease Uber's 'Witch-Hunt' for Commerce Secrets and techniques

Experience service Lyft on Thursday requested a decide to stop its largest rival, Uber, from making additional calls for for confidential info, as a part of a case a few knowledge breach that affected as many as 50,000 Uber drivers.

In courtroom paperwork filed within the litigation, Lyft referred to as Uber’s knowledge request an try "to conduct its personal witch-hunt" and "to dig into its competitor’s inner, confidential and commerce-secret info."

Uber filed a civil lawsuit in San Francisco federal courtroom early final yr in an try and unmask the perpetrator behind a Might 2014 hack, which resulted in as many as 50,000 of its drivers’ names and their license numbers being improperly downloaded.

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The Lyft filings on Thursday got here in a associated class motion lawsuit over the breach that was introduced by an Uber driver. They mark the startup’s first public entry into the litigation over Uber’s knowledge breach.

Uber is looking for details about the breach from a Lyft worker, based on the Lyft courtroom filings.

Two sources advised Reuters in October that a Comcast IP tackle had entry to a safety key that was used within the breach. The Comcast IP tackle was assigned to Lyft’s know-how chief, Chris Lambert.

That IP handle, nevertheless, was not the one which dedicated the breach. Lyft has stated it has discovered no proof that any of its staff have been concerned.

The Lyft worker Uber has subpoenaed over the breach has by no means been publicly named in courtroom paperwork.

Uber has demanded a wide selection of data from the Lyft worker, together with communications the individual had with any Uber drivers and passengers, net shopping exercise across the time of the hack, and paperwork associated to "any scraped, crawled, spidered, copied, downloaded or in any other case accessed from Uber’s computer systems, servers, or providers."

Lyft alleged on Thursday that Uber is utilizing the litigation to gather "confidential and delicate Lyft info" and stated its requests are "abusive and harassing."

Uber didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark late Thursday. In courtroom paperwork, Uber stated, "We aren’t at present in search of something beneath the custody or management of Lyft."

Uber in 2014 found that somebody downloaded its driver database, which ought to have been accessible solely with a digital safety key. A seek for that key turned up a replica on the code-improvement website GitHub, the place it had been left by mistake.