Uber's ex-security chief was found guilty of covering up a major data breach in 2016

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Joseph Sullivan didn't notify the FTC of a 2016 security breach that affected 57 million Uber drivers and passengers. 

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Joseph Sullivan, who used to serve as Uber's security chief, was convicted of federal charges for hiding a 2016 data breach from authorities 

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According to The New York Times, a jury in a San Francisco federal court has found Sullivan guilty of obstructing the FTC's 

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ongoing investigation into Uber at the time for another breach that occurred in 2014. 

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He was also found guilty of actively hiding a felony from authorities. Sullivan's case 

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believed to be the first time an executive has faced criminal charges over a hack 

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revolves around how the former executive dealt with the bad actors who infiltrated Uber's Amazon server and demanded $100,000 from the company. 

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The hackers got in touch with Uber shortly after Sullivan sat for a deposition with the FTC for its investigation of the 2014 cybersecurity incident 

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