Uber CSO’s Hack Cover-Up Shows Breach Discoveries Can Lead to Tough Action

Uber CSO’s Hack Cover-Up Shows Breach Discoveries Can Lead to Tough Action

Posted August 27, 2020

Uber CSO’s Hack Cover-Up Shows Breach Discoveries Can Lead to Tough Action

  • Former Uber CSO Joseph Sullivan has been formally charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for his alleged role in funneling $100,000 to hackers to cover up the 2016 data breach.
  • The incident shows how security breaches can get companies sued and why security leaders should do more to protect sensitive data, and bring greater accountability into the breach mitigation process.
  • The investigation revealed that Uber shelled out $100,000 worth Bitcoin to the attackers to delete the data and buy their silence.
  • The company paid off the attackers with hush money under their bug bounty program.

– Sumeet Wadhwani | August 27, 2020