(TheRedAlertNews.com) – BREAKING NOW: In an explosive turn of events, a whistleblower, one of the most highly respected former hackers on the planet, has accused Twitter of serious information security deficiencies. Deficiencies that impact users while potentially supporting Elon Musk’s lawsuit against Twitter as he has sought to purchase the company.
The developments are contained in a report from The Washington Post headlined, “Former security chief claims Twitter buried ‘egregious deficiencies'”:
“Twitter executives deceived federal regulators and the company’s own board of directors about ‘extreme, egregious deficiencies’ in its defenses against hackers, as well as its meager efforts to fight spam, according to an explosive whistleblower complaint from its former security chief.
“The complaint from former head of security Peiter Zatko, a widely admired hacker known as “Mudge,” depicts Twitter as a chaotic and rudderless company beset by infighting, unable to properly protect its 238 million daily users including government agencies, heads of state and other influential public figures.” [emphasis added]
And there is this bombshell:
“The complaint — filed last month with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, as well as the FTC — says thousands of employees still had wide-ranging and poorly tracked internal access to core company software, a situation that for years had led to embarrassing hacks, including the commandeering of accounts held by such high-profile users as Elon Musk and former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.” [emphasis added]
In addition to the serious charges leveled against Twitter, which now lie in the hands of the SEC, DOJ, and FTC, it is all but certain that the allegations will impact Elon Musk’s litigation with Twitter and could turn the case in his direction as the allegations seemingly support his claims that Twitter has far more bot accounts than it claims and users are plagued by spam.
You can see the full report by clicking HERE.
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