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  • Twitter just hired a hacker to catch hackers.

  • The social media giant has named Peters Atco to run security.

  • He's better known by his hacker handle, Mudge.

  • In an exclusive interview with Reuters, he said he would look at everything from information and physical security to site and platform integrity.

  • Zack goes colorful.

  • Career began in the 19 nineties.

  • Back then, he was among leaders of hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow.

  • It released Windows hacking tools to goad Microsoft into improving security.

  • At the very same time, he was also working on classified projects for a government contractor.

  • Later, he worked on cybersecurity for the Pentagon's famed Defense Advanced Research and projects agency, DARPA.

  • Now he won't be short of challenges at Twitter, which is frequently targeted.

  • In July, a group of young hackers gained access to internal tools that let them tweet from top accounts.

  • Then presidential candidate Joe Biden was among those hit, as was Tesla chief Elon Musk.

Twitter just hired a hacker to catch hackers.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/20
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