Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)’s CEO, Dick Costolo, and his employees are the subject of death threats from the jihadist group, ISIS, operating in Syria and some parts of Iraq. In an interview on Fox Business, Counter-terrorism expert, Paul Viollis said it was not the best of moves for Costolo to share such sensitive information as it only goes to enhance the magnitude of the threat.
“CEO especially those for publicly traded companies have a responsibility to make sure that they protect shareholder value a lot of that means what we tell the public and what we don’t tell the public.[..] Letting the public know about this, just dignifies the threat itself and exacerbate it, “said Mr. Viollis.
ISIS made the threats after Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) suspended its accounts that were being used to propagate its propaganda. It is believed that closure of the accounts prompted folks associated with the group to declare war against the company’s employees.
Viollis believes that ISIS will use its unknown capabilities to try and hack into Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)’s servers something that the social giant will have to address to avoid any future hacking.
“First thing he is going to have to make sure right now because he knows ISIS is right on top of him. He is going to have to go to a much more of an anti-crime penetration testing on his servers. You can bet they are going to use their black-eye capability to do very aggressive hacking, “said Mr. Viollis
Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) just like other social networks is at times called upon to make tough decisions related to the usage of its platforms especially in scenarios where its terms of usage are violated. Viollis has reiterated that it is high time that companies in the U.S formed cyber-security divisions that should be used to address attacks from terrorist groups, which have evolved technologically on how they carry out attacks.
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