Twitter hires influential hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as head of security
Twitter has hired Peiter Zatko, a famous hacker, to be its head of security, the company confirmed to The Hill on Monday. According to Reuters, which first reported the hiring decision, Zatko will take over the position in 45 to 60 days, after a security review has been completed.
Zatko is a high-profile hacker known as “Mudge” and was a member of L0pht, a hacking group that testified to Congress in 1998 about cyber vulnerabilities in government. He is also one of the leaders of the Cult of the Dead Cow, a hacking group that released tools to hack Windows in a bid to force Microsoft to step up security.