Whistleblower says Twitter put ‘profits over security’ in boost for Elon Musk

Tuesday - 13/09/2022 22:50
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Twitter’s former chief security officer, Peiter Zatko, testifying before the US Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday © Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Twitter’s former chief security officer, Peiter Zatko, testifying before the US Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday © Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The former Twitter security chief central to Elon Musk’s attempt to back out of buying the social media company has accused its leadership of prioritising “profits over security”.

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko said Twitter was “over a decade behind industry security standards” in an appearance before the US Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday. His testimony has opened up the social media company’s cyber security practices to scrutiny and could shape the future of Musk’s high-stakes legal battle.

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