Whistleblower claims faults with Twitter Cybersecurity Defense policies

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According to a report published on CNN and reaffirmed by The Washington Post, Twitter has been misleading regulators by claiming false cybersecurity practices and foxing them with low fake accounts count.

Peiter Zatko, a former Security Chief of the social media giant claimed that all his independent investigations done till February this year proved that the online services giant was duping US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission with claims that aren’t real in practical.

He claimed that the reason for Elon Musk to drop the acquisition deal was his team’s discovery of many violations in terms of the FTC settlement and the company’s claim that it had a strong security posture against all existing threats in the current cyber landscape.

Zatko accused twitter of deceptions in revealing the exact number of fake accounts existing on its platform. And as the choice was debatable, Elon Musk withdrew from the $44 billion takeover bid, as it was too risky and not transparent in any sense.

Peiter Zatko has earned high accolated in security and gained prominence in late 90s when he was working for Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research agencies and Google.

Twitter is yet to react to the allegations put forward by Zatko. But unconfirmed sources state that the former employee is still taking the help of Twitter to levy & propagate allegations against it.

NOTE– Tesla Chief has already disclosed to the world that he is no more interested in buying the social networking giant and instead joked of acquiring a football team, as it better fetched him fair results.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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