Federal prosecutors charged Joe Sullivan, the former main security officer for Uber, with crimes similar to an alleged go over-up of the company’s enormous 2016 hack.
Soon after hackers stole the private information and facts of nearly 60 million Uber motorists and customers, Sullivan is accused of arranging to pay the hackers $100,000 as if it was a bug bounty somewhat than an extortion demand from customers. By disguising the nature of the payment, he allegedly hid the breach from authorities and even Uber administration.
“Silicon Valley is not the Wild West,” U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson advised push. “We count on fantastic company citizenship. We anticipate prompt reporting of prison conduct. We expect cooperation with our investigations. We will not tolerate corporate cover-ups. We will not tolerate unlawful hush revenue payments.”