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HomeNEWSMusk was right, Twitter has a lot of bots • ENTER.CO

Musk was right, Twitter has a lot of bots • ENTER.CO

Twitter has a lot of bots and very little security. This is the forceful denunciation made by the former head of security for the social network Twitter, the legendary hacker turned cybersecurity expert Peiter “Mudge” Zatko.

Zatko claimed that Twitter hid its negligent security practices, misleading US federal security authorities, and also miscounted its number of bots. This would confirm that Elon Musk’s demands to know the true number of social network bots before executing the purchase promise for 44,000 million dollars. The statements of the former Twitter security chief would not only have consequences with Musk’s legal process with the platform. If not, federal fines could come for security issues.

Peiter “Mudge ” Zatko was fired from Twitter in January in what he says was in retaliation for his refusal to remain silent about the platform’s vulnerabilities. Just a month ago he complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where he accused Twitter of misleading shareholders. He also charges them with violating an agreement he made with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on security standards. His report contains more than 200 pages that were obtained by CNN and Washington Post and published in the media.

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Faced with Zatko’s accusations, Twitter did not sit idly by. The company accused him of sensationalizing and selectively presenting information. In addition, they claimed that he was fired from his position for poor performance and ineffective leadership. Already the complaints of the former security chief are having repercussions, it was learned that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reviewing the complaint. Fines could come if the complaints are confirmed to be correct. This complaint is known when the date for the trial between Elon Musk and Twitter is approaching for the purchase promise that was not completed precisely because of Musk’s doubts about the number of bots and spam on the social network.

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