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Uber’s Former Security Chief Was Found Guilty of Hiding Major 2016 Hack

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A jury found #Uber’s former security chief guilty of federal crimes for hiding a massive #hack that revealed personal information of users and drivers. Joseph Sullivan was one found guilty of obstructing the work of the Federal Trade Commission and of failing to let authorities know about a crime when he hid a 2016 hack instead of reporting it. Sullivan should pay for what he did.

In December 2016, Uber gave the hackers $100,000 in bitcoin cryptocurrency in exchange for them signing non-disclosure agreements vowing to remain quiet about the incident. Joseph Sullivan was chief security officer from 2015 to 2017. The complaint maintains that Sullivan deceived Uber’s new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. “We will not tolerate corporate cover-ups. We will not tolerate illegal hush money payments.”  The members of the Uber information security team who “led the response” that included not alerting users about the data breach.

According to uber reports Stolen files included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers and the names and driver license information are leaked. The chief Kalanick was advised of the breach shortly after it was discovered, but it was not made public until Khosrowshahi learned of the incident. Casey Ellis, founder, A San Francisco-based leader  said, “It’s a significant precedent that has already sent shockwaves through the CISO ”.

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