Uber’s former security boss found guilty of criminal obstruction over data hack

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By Leah Montebello Uber’s former head of security has been found guilty of criminal obstruction for failing to tell US authorities about a 2016 database hack. The breach impacted 57 million Uber records and 600,000 driving-licence numbers, and led to former top dog Joe Sullivan to be fired in 2017. The San Francisco jury convicted Sullivan this week of having knowledge of but failing to report the incident to the appropriate government authorities. The FTC were already investigating Uber following a 2014 hack, and US attorney Stephanie M Hinds accused Sullivan of taking steps to “prevent the h…

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