Briton arrested for hacking 130 Twitter accounts in 2020

This Wednesday was in Spain arrested a British citizen at the request of the United States die suspect him in July 2020 die Hacked Twitter accounts of 130 public figures, according to the US Department of Justice.

The US federal judiciary has indicted Joseph O’Connor, 22, for his role in this cyberattack that also criminalized three Americans.

This attack was targeted die Accounts of current US President Joe Biden, former Barack Obama, and billionaires Elon Musk and Bill Gates.

And the Justice Department gave in announced a statement that in addition to his role in the cyberattack on Twitter accounts, O’Connor has been charged with “hacking electronic devices to seize TikTok and Snapchat accounts” and “electronically harassing a minor victim.”

Hackers succeeded in 2020 die Hacking celebrity Twitter accounts and urging their followers to send Bitcoin to a private account after promising them to double their money.

A message, die Posted on Obama's account after it was hacked

A message, die Posted on Obama’s account after it was hacked

The operation resulted in die Hackers received more than $ 100,000 in 30 minutes.

In March, the court sentenced 18-year-old Graham Evan Clark, who is believed to have been responsible for the attack, to three years in prison in Florida maximum legal sentence since he was 17 years old did.

The teenager Graham Evan Clark who was arrested last year for planning the cyberattack

The teenager Graham Evan Clark who was arrested last year for planning the cyberattack

According to the California Attorney General, Clark had two partners: Mason Shepherd, 19, from Great Britain and Naama Fadhili, 22, from Florida.

Twitter confirmed at the time that die Hackers “successfully manipulated a small number of employees” in the company and apologized. He admitted the damage the attack had done to his reputation.

An article he posted on his blog at the time stated: “We are embarrassed, frustrated and particularly sorry. We know we must work to restore your trust and we will support all efforts to die To hold guilty parties accountable. “

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