"“I wouldn’t say it’s good,” said Northeastern University law professor Andrea Matwyshyn. “I would say it’s inevitable.”
The action by Muddy Waters was unusual.
Usually, security researchers at least try to act in the best interests of device manufacturers and notify a company in some way of a security flaw in its products. A few sell the bugs to governments who use them in espionage.
Matwyshyn noted that the Securities Exchange Commission has advocated for more transparency about security risks in products. For the past few years, Matwyshyn has held conversations with investors trying to incorporate cybersecurity into investment schemes.
“This did not come out of left field,” she said."