US charges former Uber security chief in hack cover-up

San Francisco (AFP) – US prosecutors on Thursday charged Uber’s former security chief with covering up a hack that compromised the personal information of 57 million users and drivers.A criminal complaint accused Joseph Sullivan of trying to hide the hack from the Federal Trade Commission.He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison if convicted of charges of obstructing justice and concealing a felony crime.”Silicon Valley is not the Wild West,” US Attorney David Anderson for the Northern District of California said in a statement.”We will not tolerate corporate cover-ups. We will not…

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