US charges ex-Uber security officer for hiding a 2016 massive data breach

The US DoJ has charged Joseph Sullivan for deliberately keeping the FTC from learning about the 2016 cyberattack that exposed the personal info of 57M of Uber’s customers and drivers. Joseph was the Chief Security Officer in Uber Technologies and this is the first time a security officer is charged for concealing an attack. Sullivan paid hackers with $100K under Uber’s bounty programme and made them sign NDAs that falsely stated they had not stolen data.

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