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: Santa Clara Broncos Seeking Dream Ending: Back-To-Back College Cup Title On Home Field
The pair made waves in the automotive and technology worlds after hacking into a moving Jeep being driven by a Wired journalist.READ MORE: Gas Line Ruptured In American Canyon; Traffic Impacted
Uber’s Raffi Kirkorian welcomed the two to the company in a tweet.MORE NEWS: Lake County Sheriff: Pilot Killed In Plane Crash In South Lakeport
Miller and Valasek will work in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center.