Oct 6, 2022

Former Uber security chief convicted for concealing a felony

Uber's former chief security officer has been convicted of failing to tell US authorities about a 2016 hack of the company's databases. A jury in San Francisco found Joe Sullivan - fired from Uber in 2017 - guilty of obstruction of justice and concealing a felony. At the time, the FTC was already investigating Uber following a 2014 hack. The Washington Post reported that the process enabled Uber to gather clues about the two hackers. With organised ransomware gangs, government-backed hacking teams and anarchist kids targeting companies, being a chief information security officer is already a daunting job.

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