SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Uber has hired two hackers who were able to take over a Jeep while it was being driven by a journalist.
Former Twitter employee Charlie Miller, and Chris Valasek, who worked at a security firm, have quit their jobs to join the ridesharing company, Reuters reported.READ MORE: Storm Front Packing Potential Lightning Strikes Headed Toward San Francisco Bay Area
The pair made waves in the automotive and technology worlds after hacking into a moving Jeep being driven by a Wired journalist.
Uber’s Raffi Kirkorian welcomed the two to the company in a tweet.READ MORE: Three Injured In High-Speed Head-On Collision During Weekend Mobile Sideshow Caravan
Miller and Valasek will work in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center.