Aug 21, 2020

Uber ex-security boss accused of covering up hack attack

Uber's former chief security officer Joseph Sullivan has been charged with obstruction of justice in the US. The 52-year-old is accused of trying to cover up a data breach in 2016 that exposed the details of 57 million Uber drivers and passengers. The charges filed by the US Department of Justice said Mr Sullivan had taken "Deliberate steps" to stop the Federal Trade Commission from finding out about the hack. The charges allege that he asked the hackers to sign non-disclosure agreements, falsely stating they had not stolen any Uber data. Mr Sullivan currently works as chief information security officer at cyber-security firm Cloudflare. Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi disclosed the data breach in 2017.

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