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Former Uber engineer was convicted of stealing secrets from "daughter" Google

A former engineer Uber Technologies Anthony Lewandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets from a subsidiary of Google, said in a statement the US Department of justice.

In August 2019 Lewandowski was charged based on allegations that he stole or tried to steal sensitive files from a subsidiary of Google Waymo that helped him to establish a standalone company, which he later sold Uber for about $ 680 million. Against former engineer advanced 33 points charges. The maximum punishment in case of conviction would be 10 years and $ 250 thousand for each item.

Media: thousands of people at Twitter could become targets of attack by hackers

More than a thousand employees social network Twitter have level of service access, which could be of interest to hackers, reports Reuters, citing former employees of the company.

Previously, the company reported that hackers hacked a few accounts of American celebrities in the service of mikroblogov, entered in the internal system of the company using credentials of a "small number" of employees.

It became known as hackers broke into the Twitter

Hackers hacked a few accounts of American celebrity on the social network Twitter has been infiltrated in the internal system of the company using credentials of several employees, the Corporation said.

The company says that hackers managed to influence a small number of employees and "use their credentials for access to internal Twitter systems, including through two factor authentication". At the moment, the company reported that hackers have gained access to the "internal tools only available to internal help Desk" to get into the 130 accounts. For 45 of them hackers managed "to initiate the password change, login and send a few tweets".

The media learned who was behind the burglary Twitter

The recent attack on Twitter was a group of young people from the US and the UK, which communicated with each other in the messenger and the shell which was led by one nick Kirk, who claimed that working in the social network and has internal access to user accounts, the newspaper New York Times with reference to participating in the hacking of hackers and their publishing screenshots of the conversations in the messenger.

As reported by the NYT, they managed to contact with four members of hacking them among users under nicknames lol and ever so anxious. To contact the hackers edition helped the specialist in the field of security from California Haseeb Awan. Avan said that he maintained contact with the hackers, as they previously tried to crack it owned the company.

Twitter can be fined for hacking, according to media

The Federal trade Commission (FTC), the United States will study violated Twitter 2010 agreement, the company can be fined a large amount by US regulators after hacking a series of accounts of famous persons, informs Agency Bloomberg.

Previously unknown broke into the accounts of several U.S. celebrities. Among the victims of the burglary were former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk, billionaires bill gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett, the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos, rapper Kanye West, Apple, Uber and others. The authors in the hacked accounts, promised to return sent to them within 30 minutes bitcoins in doubling the size.

About 130 Twitter accounts hacked

Approximately 130 accounts on the social network Twitter was attacked by hackers over the last week, according to support companies.

Earlier, Twitter warned that the fight against large-scale hacker hacking will ban all accounts who tried to change password within 30 days. The company has no evidence that passwords were indeed stolen.

Uber and Lyft to suspend the provision of services in certain cities in the United States

Services road transport and shipping Uber and Lyft halted in weekend services in some U.S. cities at the request of local authorities against the background of a curfew imposed because of the riots after the death of the African-American George Floyd, the newspaper reports Axios.

"Some cities requested that we have completely suspended work, while others want to ensure the availability of Uber to deliver basic services," the company said. Uber has announced that it has suspended work in Minneapolis, San Francisco and downtown Los Angeles.