A person allegedly involved in High-profile Twitter hack in July 2020 He was arrested.
The US Department of Justice said 22-year-old British citizen Joseph O’Connor was arrested in Spain on Wednesday. He faces charges of conspiracy and computer hacking.
O’Connor allegedly participated in the hijacking of more than 130 verified accounts, including those of Elon Musk, former US President Barack Obama and current President Joe Biden, to request payment in bitcoin. Twitter’s immediate response was to ban several verified accounts from tweeting for several hours.
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The accounts of VIPs in politics, entertainment, media, etc. were hijacked and used to demand cryptocurrency bitcoin.
O’Connor is also suspected of controlling TikTok and Snapchat accounts.
As part of the same investigation, the Justice Department last year indicted Graham Evan Clark of Florida, then 17, who was said to be the mastermind behind the Twitter attack. He pleaded guilty to fraud charges and was sentenced in March to three years in prison.
It added that the other defendants, Naama Fadli of Florida, and the British Mason Sheppard, were charged in the case. MSN.
* Some of the information in this report came from the Associated Press and Reuters.