Briton arrested in Spain for Twitter hack at the instigation of the US judiciary

Briton arrested in Spain for Twitter hack at the instigation of the US judiciary

It’s a 22-year-old. He is now threatened with extradition to the USA. A co-defendant has already been sentenced to three years in prison.

The US Department of Justice announced the arrest of 22-year-old Joseph O’Connor by the Spanish National Police. He is charged in the US for allegedly doing the Twitter– Accounts of celebrities like President Joe Biden and Ex-President Barack Obama are said to have hacked.

The California District Court charges include conspiracy to intentionally access a computer without authorization and obtain information from a protected computer. He faces a total of six charges. He is also accused of cyberstalking against juvenile victims and of involvement in an attempt to take over TikTok and Snapchat user accounts.

According to a detailed report released in October by the New York State Department of Financial Services, O’Connor and at least three other people pretended to work for Twitter’s information technology division in July 2020. The hackers called Twitter employees and then persuaded them to do theirs VPN-Entering credentials on a website designed to look identical to Twitter’s real VPN login website.

Another defendant who pleaded guilty has already been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. In addition, the Briton Mason Sheppard and Nima Fazeli, who lives in Florida, are charged.

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