The following statement is a response to a report issued today by the Department of Financial Services' on the widespread hack into Twitter accounts on July 15. The Governor directed DFS to investigate this breach the following day.
"This startling report comes at a time when we are in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic and millions are already voting in an historic election that will shape the future direction of our nation. It demonstrates a regulatory gap that must be filled if we are to protect our financial and political systems from cyber-attacks and misinformation campaigns. Americans increasingly use and rely on these social media platforms, which means there is no room for weak leadership, systemic errors or flawed cybersecurity when it comes to protecting users and content.
"New York will not hesitate to take the lead with responsible measures that protect our citizens, our systems and our democracy."