Former Uber security chief found guilty of covering up data breach

Maria Dinzeo reports:

In a verdict with far-reaching implications for security chiefs nationwide, a federal jury convicted Uber’s former head of security Joe Sullivan on Wednesday of concealing a 2016 data breach from authorities and obstructing an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into Uber’s security practices.

Sullivan had only been on the job a few months when two hackers broke into Uber’s Amazon data storage server in October 2016 and swiped the personal information of 57 million app users, including names, phone numbers, email addresses and 600,000 driver’s license numbers.

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