Elon Musk accuses Twitter of security lapses in court filing Billionaire Elon Musk accused Twitter Inc of fraud by concealing serious flaws in the social media company’s data security, which the entrepreneur said should allow him to end his $44 billion deal for the company, according to a Thursday court filing. Musk, the world’s richest person, amended his previously filed lawsuit by adopting allegations by a Twitter whistleblower, who told Congress on Tuesday of meddling on the influential social media platform by foreign agents. The chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc also alleged that Twitter hid from him that it was not complying with a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding user data. “Needless to say, the newest revelations make undeniably clear that the Musk Parties have the full right to walk away from the Merger Agreement — for numerous independently sufficient reasons,” said the amended counter-suit. Musk said the claims by the whistleblower, former head of Twitter security Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, amounted to fraud and breach of contract by Twitter. Musk has asked a Delaware judge to find that he was not obligated to close the deal while Twitter wants the judge to order Musk to buy the company for $54.20 per share. A five-day trial is scheduled to begin October 17. Twitter shares were up 0.6% in late Thursday trading. On the other hand, Elon Musk’s photos from his college days have been put up for auction by Jennifer Gwynne, his ex-girlfriend. According to MailOnline, Elon Musk’s 1990s college girlfriend is auctioning off his old images at RR Auction.