Washington Post reports that another anonymous whistleblower from Twitter who was concerned about security testified in front of the U.S. Congress (US Congress) and the Federal Trade Commission. He claimed that company engineers have access the internal program GodMode (“God Mode”) that allows you to post messages on behalf any account.
The whistleblower claimed that GodMode (now renamed “privileged mod”) can be found on any company engineer’s laptop. In order to launch the privileged functions, all one has to do is change the code from FALSE to TRUE. Screenshots containing this code were sent to the FTC in October. There was also a warning. “Think before you do it”.
2020: Teenagers hack into Twitter resources. This enabled them to publish messages on behalf Joe Biden (Joe Biden), Barack Obama(Barack Obama), Elon Musk, (Elon Musk), as well as other influential figures. Although the platform administration claimed it had established a comprehensive security system, in reality the informant claimed that engineers were granted privileged access. They could post messages from any account as well as delete and restore tweets. However, the system doesn’t have control over who abuses these privileges.
Whistleblower Aid is supporting the whistleblower. This non-profit organization represented the interests Peiter Zatko (ex-Twitter security chief). Other employees of the company are being asked for statements.