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Uber’s Former Security Chief Convicted of Data Hack Coverup (3)

Oct. 6, 2022, 12:06 AM

Uber Technologies Inc.’s former security chief was convicted of concealing a massive data breach in a case that prosecutors tied to the company’s troubled past under its original leadership.

Joe Sullivan was found guilty in San Francisco federal court Wednesday by a jury which rejected his claim that other executives at the ride-hailing giant were aware of the 2016 hack and were responsible for it not being disclosed to regulators for more than a year.

Joe Sullivan, the former head of security at Uber, leaves court in San Francisco on Sept. 16.
Photographer: JIim Wilson/The New York Times/Redux Pictures

The trial featured almost four weeks of testimony that explored cyber security management as well as a shakeup at Uber in 2017 when ...