Jury finds former Uber security chief guilty of concealing data breach | CNN Business

A San Francisco jury has found Uber Technologies Inc’s former chief security officer Joseph Sullivan guilty of criminal obstruction for failing to report a 2016 cybersecurity incident to the authorities, a spokesperson from the Department of Justice confirmed on Wednesday.

Sullivan, who was fired from Uber (UBER) in 2017, was found guilty on two counts, namely obstruction of justice and deliberate concealment of felony.

“Sullivan affirmatively worked to hide the data breach from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and took steps to prevent the hackers from being caught,” said Stephanie Hinds, US Attorney for the Northern District of California.

The case

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