Musk doesn't have 'verifiable data' to prove Twitter spam claims -CIO

STORY: Elon Musk sought to delay the Twitter trial by about a month to November, according to a court filing, as a whistleblower provided the world's richest person with fresh ammunition to exit the deal to buy the company.

Musk on Tuesday also filed a motion to amend his complaint in a sealed court filing, following recent whistleblower claims from the former security head of Twitter.

Last week, Peiter Zatko, a famed hacker known as "Mudge," said in a complaint filed with U.S. regulators that Twitter prioritized user growth over reducing spam and falsely claimed it had a solid security plan.

Musk and Twitter have sued each other in Delaware state court and a five-day trial is scheduled to start Oct. 17.