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    Twitter lied about the number of bot accounts and the security of the platform: everything that a former security chief of the social network said

    Twitter misled regulators about the security risks posed by the social network and lied about the number of fake accounts out there on the platform. All these are some of the revelations made by a former head of security of the company that revealed the bad practices carried out by those responsible for the social network.

    His name is Peiter Zatko, popularly known as “Mudge”, and he is a former hacker turned cybersecurity expert., so his statements could have an important weight in the future of Twitter. This is especially relevant because if its accusations are verified, Twitter could receive a long list of federal fines, in addition to the fact that it would be the key evidence of the trial that confronts Elon Musk with the platform.

    Zatko’s revelations come after he was fired from the company in January.. According to his version, his departure from the company was in retaliation for his refusal to hide the company’s vulnerabilities.

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    The complaints made by the cybersecurity expert are not mere accusations, since Last July, he filed an official complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). in which he accused Twitter of lying to its shareholders and violating a deal previously reached with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in which it promised to maintain certain security standards. In total, their complaints add up to more than 200 pages, which demonstrates the scope of the case.

    Zatko explained that his arrival on Twitter occurred after the massive hacking that the social network suffered in 2020when the accounts of personalities such as former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and rapper Kanye West were compromised.

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    “This would never be my first step, but I think I am still fulfilling my obligation to Jack and the users of the platform. I want to finish the job that Jack brought me here for, which is to improve the place,” Zatko said in an interview.

    Given the complaints of his former employee, Twitter responded by accusing him of selectively presenting information. They also indicated that Zatko was fired from the company due to his poor performance and his ineffective leadership, all in an attempt to downplay his allegations.

    “Zatko was fired from his top executive position at Twitter for poor performance and ineffective leadership more than six months ago. While we have not had access to the specific allegations referenced, what we have seen so far is a narrative about our privacy and data security practices that is riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies, and lacks important context. Mr. Zatko’s accusations and opportunistic timing appear to be designed to grab attention and inflict harm on Twitter, its customers and shareholders.. Security and privacy have long been company-wide priorities at Twitter and we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” a Twitter spokesperson told CNN.

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    Source: La Opinion

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