Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko’s disclosures reveal that there was at least one Chinese agent working at the microblogging platform, according to a report quoting a US Senator during a hearing where the whistleblower is set to begin testifying before a US Senate Committee. Formerly Twitter’s security chief and whistleblower, the whistleblower has made claims about serious security problems at the company. The hearing will take place a month before Twitter faces off with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in court over his decision to walk away from the $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3,49,900 crore) takeover deal.
According to a Report by Reuters, US Senator Chuck Grassley’s opening remarks on Tuesday at the Senate hearing revealed that disclosures from Zatko indicated that at least one Chinese agent was employed at the company. This hacker will give testimony on his claims against his former employer.
Zatko alleged that Twitter had misled US Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) regarding the company’s security procedures as part of an agreement signed in 2011. He also claims that Twitter has serious security issues that affect it and that one or more of its employees was working for foreign governments.
Twitter stated previously that Zatko was fired for “ineffective management and poor performance” and that it appeared that this was done to damage the company.
The shareholders of the company are expected to vote on Tuesday on the takeover deal, prior to the trial next month when Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be in court.