Whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko is shaking things up as Twitter prepares to face off against Elon Musk in court in October.
Zatko — an “ethical hacker” who’s worked with Google, Stripe, and the US Defense Department — is Twitter’s ex-head of cybersecurity.
Twitter has major security problems that pose a threat to its own users' personal information, company shareholders, national security, and democracy, according to an explosive whistleblower disclosure obtained exclusively by CNN and The Washington Post.
A lot, including:
… is that Zatko’s report is a “false narrative” designed to harm the company.
But if Zatko’s claims are found to be credible, it could not only help Musk — who claims he abandoned his $44B Twitter purchase after it failed to provide info about fake accounts — but also mean big FTC fines.
BTW: Here’s Zatko sharing stories from his time with the Dept. of Defense at hacker convention DEF CON.