The US Department of Justice announced the arrest of Joseph O’Connor, a 22-year-old Briton who was involved in the massive hacking of prominent Twitter accounts in 2020.
He was detained by the Spanish National Police. He is charged with hacking, cyber harassment and fraud. In the near future, a trial will take place, during which the final verdict will be delivered to the young man.
A year ago, in an interview with The New York Times, he argued that he was not guilty of anything and that he would not be caught.
A screenshot that Kirk sent to hackers as proof of his ability to hijack Twitter accounts.
Earlier, one of the leaders of the criminal operation was arrested: 18-year-old American Ivan Clark. He was sent to prison for three years.
Recall that in 2020, a group of hackers, using social engineering, were able to deceive Twitter employees who provided them with the internal tools of the service. This allowed access to the accounts of Apple, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
On behalf of these accounts, they posted messages on Twitter asking them to send bitcoins in order to support the cryptocurrency. As a result, they were able to bail out over $ 100 thousand. [MacRumors]
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