Leading Global CISO Charged Over Alleged Hack Cover Up

Elvera Bartels

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“Silicon Valley is not the Wild West…”

A main CISO, Joe Sullivan — most a short while ago at Cloudflare and beforehand with Uber, Fb — has been charged by US prosecutors with obstruction of justice and intentionally concealing a felony subsequent a 2016 incident at Uber that saw the private info of hundreds of thousands of shoppers stolen. 

The complaint alleges that Sullivan tried to move the incident — in which an AWS database that contains private facts of fifty seven million Uber shoppers was stolen by the hackers — off as a legit intrusion conducted beneath a bug bounty programme — spending them $100,000 in BitCoin to retain peaceful.

Arrested: Previous Uber CISO Joe Sullivan

The Section of Justice promises that Sullivan took “deliberate methods to conceal, deflect, and mislead the Federal Trade Fee about the breach”, hiding the point that the hackers had stolen

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