A man was arrested in Spain for a Twitter hack

A man was arrested in Spain for a Twitter hack

The accusation is that he participated in the major violation of verified social media profiles last July

(photo: Pixabay) A 22-year-old British citizen was arrested in Spain on suspicion of taking part in a hacker attack that hacked 130 Twitter accounts of public figures last year, including those of Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Kanye West.

Celebrity accounts had invited their followers to trade bitcoins in what soon turned out to be a scam. The incident, which dates back to last July, led to the temporary suspension of the social network.

Joseph O'Connor, this is the name of the arrested, is accused in the United States of hacking, extortion and cyberstalking in the violation of Twitter and having previously hacked popular creator Addison Rae Easterling's TikTok account and actress Bella Thorne's Snapchat account, according to the US Department of Justice.

Photo: via Wikipedia O'Connor, who was known by his username PlugWalkJoe, he is the fourth person arrested in connection with hacking Twitter. Previously, the authorities had charged three young people in connection with the violation. This is a 19-year-old from England, another 18-year-old and a 22-year-old from Florida.

The hackers had taken control of public figure accounts and sent a series of tweets asking followers to transfer cryptocurrencies to a specific wallet Bitcoin to receive double the money in return.

As a result, Twitter had to block all verified accounts from tweeting. The social media company later claimed that hackers had targeted Twitter employees to steal credentials and access the system.

O'Connor, who is British, faces extradition to the United States and he will be charged for these facts in California.

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