Vasile Mereacre testifies against former Uber security chief in criminal trial

Maria Dinzeo reports:

When hackers Vasile Mereacre and Brandon Glover teamed up in 2016 and began scouring Github for exploitable security flaws, they weren’t looking to hack any one company specifically. But Uber’s lax security quickly made the ride-hail giant the pair’s top target.

Testifying Monday in the former Uber security head Joe Sullivan’s criminal obstruction and concealment trial, Mereacre said he and Glover modeled their hack off others they’d read about in online forums, where stolen email addresses and passwords were used to access Github, a website where software developers store and share software code.

Read more at Courthouse News.

So it seems my suspicion may have been right that the lengthy delay in sentencing Glover and Mereacre was to ensure their cooperation in Sullivan’s trial. There’s a status hearing on their case on October 25 and maybe we will see a sentencing date shortly thereafter?

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