The third perpetrator of last year’s big Twitter hack was also arrested

The 22-year-old hacker previously said he would just laugh at the authorities in the event of an arrest attempt.

The memorable story of the summer of 2020 is still not over, in which a hacker group hacked the Twitter account of well-known individuals and companies (e.g. Elon Musk, Apple, Uber) to trick cryptocurrency from more gullible members of their crowded followers.

Intruders have published their call on behalf of dozens of profiles: send Bitcoin to the address you provided and you will get double back. But the linked title, of course, did not belong to Apple or Elon Musk, but enriched the wealth of the perpetrators.

The trick of more than $ 100,000 didn’t really pay off for the attackers in the long run. As it turned out, the action was backed by several young people, including 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark, a leading Florida teenager, sentenced to 3 years in prison in March.

And his comrades are still on trial, with British nationality Mason Sheppard and Nima Fazeli now arrested by a fourth alleged perpetrator, 22-year-old Joseph O’Connor.

O’Connor, who is from Liverpool but has been spotted in Spain, has been seized by the Spanish authorities, in addition to participating in the Twitter hack, he must also face charges of online harassment and hacking socially account accounts (TikTok, Snaptchat).

O’Connor’s name yet last year with the attack, Brian Krebs, a security expert specializing in such cases, to whom the Liverpool man later The New York Timesreacted in, claiming that it had nothing to do with what had happened.

“Just come and arrest me. I’d laugh at them. I didn’t do anything.”

he said confidently in the ominous interview.

How funny the sequel will be for him will be decided by a U.S. federal court under U.S. law.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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