Shocking accusations from former security chief about Twitter

Former Twitter Security Chief Talks About Platform Scams

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R. Gelfenstein - The company has misled federal regulators and has far less confidence than they suggested, said Peiter Zatko, who until recently was Twitter's chief security officer. have many more bot accounts than it revealed.

Zatko's complaint was filed last month with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, according to the Washington Post.

The former security chief also said Twitter employees had broad access to the platform's key systems and feared they could be used to cause political unrest.

But Twitter reported on Zatko's firing in January, citing his "ineffective leadership and poor performance." I had been with the company for two years.

"Zatko's allegations and opportunistic timing appear to be designed to draw attention and cause harm to Twitter, its customers and shareholders. Security and privacy have been the company's top priority on Twitter and will continue to be so," a spokesperson said.

The disclosure also claims that the U.S. government provided specific evidence to Twitter shortly before Zatko left the company that at least one of its employees worked for another government's intelligence services.

Zatko added that he tried to report the alleged security breaches to Twitter's board of directors and says his public reports came after those attempts failed.

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