Whistleblower complaint may provide ammunition to Musk in bid to get out of Twitter deal: report

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A recent whistleblower complaint by Twitter’s former security chief could provide ammunition to billionaire Elon Musk in his bid to buy the social media platform for $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3,51,100 crore). It’s still unclear if and how Musk’s team will use the whistleblower’s information. Mudge’s complaint to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) alleges that Twitter misled regulators about the microblogging site’s poor cybersecurity protections.

According to a recent report by Reuters, whistleblower Peter ‘Maj’ Zatko has filed a recent complaint against Twitter. provided Billionaire Elon Musk tried to get out of a deal to take Twitter private with the right ammunition.

While it’s unclear if and how Musk’s team will use the whistleblower’s information, according to the report, the complaint could provide Musk with a new angle to pursue his legal battle.

Twitter’s former security chief has been accused of misleading regulators about its security practices to protect against hackers and spam accounts. Mudge added that Twitter falsely claimed to have a solid security plan, The Washington Post reported.

The security expert also added that the company was “forced” by the Indian government to keep one of its agents on the company’s payroll, the report said.


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