According to a report from The New York Post, billionaire Elon Musk has subpoenaed a Twitter whistleblower who may be able to provide communications and documents to help him break his deal with the blue bird.
Musk wants answers on the company’s spam accounts and alleged security vulnerabilities.
From The New York Post:
Musk sought information from whistleblower Peiter Zatko mostly about the way Twitter measures spam accounts. Musk has said he is walking away from the deal for the company because Twitter misled him and regulators about the true number of spam or bot accounts on the microblogging platform.
But Musk also sought documents and communications about alleged attempts to hide security weaknesses and “Twitter’s engagement in any unlawful activity.”
A famed hacker widely known as “Mudge,” Zatko ended a stint as the head of Twitter’s security earlier this year, and said in his whistleblower complaint that became public last week that the company falsely claimed it had a solid security plan.
Musk’s play may ultimately be useless to him in court, as Twitter has always said its spam account numbers were just estimates —but getting more information can only help the Tesla CEO’s case.
More over at The New York Post:
— New York Post (@nypost) August 29, 2022