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Aug28 - 20

Uber’s Former CSO Charged With Paying $100,000 In Bitcoin To Hide Massive Data Breach

The Department of Justice announced in a press release today that Joseph Sullivan, former Chief Security Officer of Uber, allegedly tried to cover up a 2016 hack that compromised data of millions of users and drivers. A criminal complaint charged Joseph Sullivan with obstruction of justice with the attempted cover-up of the 2016 hack of Uber Technologies Incorporated.

The press release discusses how rather than report the 2016 breach, Sullivan allegedly took deliberate steps to prevent knowledge of the breach from reaching the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Sullivan allegedly sought to pay the hackers off by funneling the payoff through a bug bounty program—a program in which a third party intermediary arranges payment to so-called ‘white hat’ hackers who point out security issues but have not actually compromised data. Read the complete article HERE.

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