Twitter appeals to notorious hacker who worked at Google and DARPA months after celebrity megahack – RT USA News

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    Twitter a embauché le célèbre pirate informatique (et entrepreneur du gouvernement) Peiter Zatko, mieux connu sous le nom de `` Mudge '', pour renforcer sa sécurité des mois après que des escrocs Bitcoin ont détourné des dizaines de comptes de célébrités avec l'aide des employés.

</p><div><p>Zatko a rejoint lundi le géant des médias sociaux en tant que chef de la sécurité et devrait prendre le relais <em>«Fonctions clés de sécurité»</em> après une période d'essai de 45 à 60 jours, selon Reuters, qui l'a interrogé sur son nouveau rôle.  Il relèvera directement du PDG Jack Dorsey et aurait les mains libres pour changer les pratiques de sécurité de l'entreprise.</p><div class="rtcode"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet lazyload" data-twitter="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On dirait que le chat est sorti du sac.Je suis très heureux de rejoindre l'équipe de direction de Twitter! Je crois vraiment en la mission de servir (équitablement) la conversation publique.Je ferai de mon mieux!  https://t.co/ZQkhYTXLQZ</p>- Mudge (@dotMudge) <a href="https://twitter.com/dotMudge/status/1328421797549780994?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">16 novembre 2020</a></blockquote></div><p>Twitter a subi son plus grand piratage en juillet, lorsque 130 comptes de haut niveau appartenant à des milliardaires de la technologie, des politiciens et de grandes entreprises ont été réquisitionnés par un groupe d'escrocs demandant des dons de bitcoins.  Quelque 36 de ces comptes ont vu leurs DM infiltrés, et les pirates ont réussi à conquérir 118000 $ d'abonnés crédules avant que Twitter ne mette fin à l'arnaque.  Malgré ce petit problème, cependant, l'entreprise n'a pas embauché Zatko uniquement pour travailler sur la sécurité et l'ingénierie de l'information.
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Zatko’s tenure will also include “The integrity of the platform – which is starting to talk about abuse and manipulation of the platform,” the hacker star told Reuters, adding that he was “Is committed to improving public conversations on Twitter. “ He praised the recent overhaul of the retweet feature, which invites users to add a comment instead of just repost, and suggested the platform go even further by « Forc[ing] people understand a long conversation before participating in it. “

With Facebook and YouTube, Twitter has turned to moss in recent months. “Platform integrity”, terrified of being blamed for another « Incorrect » election results by US intelligence agencies which increasingly rely on these platforms for information on their targets. Representatives from these agencies met with security officials from major social media platforms on several occasions in the run-up to the vote earlier this month.


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The warm relationship between Big Tech and Big Brother was evident in the decision to hire Zatko, who prior to heading security at payment processor Stripe and working in Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group was in charge of distributing grants for cybersecurity to the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). There he received the Defense Secretary’s Outstanding Public Service Award, the highest award given to non-professional civilians, and secured a grant to go it alone to build a cybersecurity rating body, a dream that – while still unrealized – would give it an unprecedented grip on who ” the fact “ in industry.

Twitter initially blamed the July hack on several employees who suffered a ” Phishing “ attack, which implies that they were tricked into giving up their passwords and allowing hackers to use their employees’ tools to take over celebrity accounts. However, the platform eventually admitted that the affected employees had been subjected to what it called a “Coordinated social engineering attack” targeting those with “Access to internal systems and tools” after hacker sources revealed that the employees in question were paid to do ” all the work “ for the infiltrators.

Worse – for Twitter, at least – the hackers posted screenshots that completely discredit Twitter’s long-held claim that it doesn’t blacklist users or manipulate hot topics. Despite the platform’s efforts to put the cat back in the bag – which extended to even suspending users who reposted the screenshots – the revelation quickly spread. In the aftermath of the disaster, Twitter pledged to take “Important measures to limit access to internal systems and tools” and promised to review this “Other malicious activity” the hackers could have learned about it when they had free rein to the tools of the employees of Twitter.


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