Three senior Uber security managers step down in wake of breach

Three senior Uber security managers step down in wake of breach
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Three senior managers in Uber’s security unit resigned on Friday following revelations that it endured a massive security breach last year and failed to notify those affected.

A company spokesperson confirmed the resignations of the managers from Uber’s international, business operations and physical security teams. The spokesperson noted that two of the managers would stay on until the end of the year to help ease the transition process.

The managers who stepped down were Pooja Ashok, chief of staff for former Uber chief security officer Joe Sullivan; Prithvi Rai, a senior security engineer; and Jeff Jones, who handled physical security.

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Sullivan was fired from Uber last week over his role in the 2016 breach, which compromised the data of 57 million Uber users but was not made public until the end of last month.

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has lamented the breach and its handling in a statement last week, writing that “none of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”

The massive breach has already spurred controversy over Uber paying $100,000 to hackers to cover it up. Five states and multiple countries are investigating the matter. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill including Senate Commerce Chairman John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneCongress should take action to stop unfair taxation of the digital economy The fear of colorectal cancer as a springboard for change Senators offer bipartisan bill to fix 'retail glitch' in GOP tax law MORE (R-S.D.) and Senate Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerHillicon Valley: Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email for official work | White House rejects request for Trump-Putin communications | Facebook left 'hundreds of millions' of passwords unsecured | Tech pressured to root out extremism Lawmakers urge tech to root out extremism after New Zealand Dems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump MORE (Va.) have also sent letters to Uber asking for more details on the cyberattack.

Thune has said that he’s interested in holding a hearing on the breach as well.