Four months after the twitter hack, twitter hires new head of security after it’s worse security flaw in it’s 14-year history.
According to Reuters on Monday, Printer zatko, a well known white-hat hackers who’s handle is “Mudge”,has proposed to take charge of twitter security, engineering and site integrity for the social media giant.
“Looks like the cat is out of the bag,” said Zatko in a tweet on Monday. “I’m very excited to be joining the executive team at Twitter! I truly believe in the mission of (equitably) serving the public conversation”
However, printer Zatko ,has made himself popular in the 1990s when he did a classified work for a government contractor, he also led a hacking group named “the Cult of the Dead Cow” with the aim of exposing Microsoft Windows security issues.
This decision comes in as part of twitters drive to increase it’s security, after the viral twitter hack by some group of teenagers. Who high-jacked high-profile twitter users account and sent false messages to millions of followers .In a bit to increase or double their money, they got scammed of their Bitcoin (BTC,+2.81%)-it was tagged crypto giveaway scam.
In another attack in September, the prime minister of india ,Narendra Modis account got hacked by hackers. And was used to ask for cryptocurrency donations. All these led to the tightening of it’s security to avoid future attacks.
Zatko has a wealth of experience from google and pentagons Defense Advanced Research and Projects Agency (DARPA).
He also had faced charges with maintaining security at the San Fransisco-based electronic payments platform stripe.