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The Twitter whistleblower just got a subpoena from Elon Musk

• By Corin Faife

Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, the former Twitter security chief whose explosive disclosures alleged serious security flaws and misleading practices within the company, has received a subpoena to appear for a deposition in the ongoing lawsuit between Twitter and Elon Musk.

The request puts Twitter's whistleblower at the center of Musk's ongoing legal fight with Twitter, which he agreed to purchase in April. Musk has sought to void the deal, citing many of the same issues detailed in Zatko's disclosures.

Zatko is scheduled to be deposed in connection with the subpoena on September 9th.

Musk's legal team took action shortly after Zatko's claims became public, telling reporters they were in the process of filing a subpoena as early as August 23rd. However, the documents were only officially filed on Monday, giving the request legal force and making its details public for the first time.