Spanish law enforcement agencies detained on Wednesday at the request of the United States of the British, who is accused of involvement in a coordinated hacking of Twitter accounts in 2020. About it informs US Department of Justice website.
22-year-old Joseph O’Connor was under investigation. He was detained in the city of Estepona in Andalusia. The Northern California District Attorney’s Office has filed a series of charges against him in connection with the July 2020 Twitter hack. The American authorities believe that the Briton was involved in a conspiracy to “gain unauthorized access” to computer systems and steal information that was not intended for distribution.
The young man is accused in the United States of involvement in hacking accounts on social networks TikTok and Snapchat, as well as “virtual pursuit of a minor.” Specialists from the FBI, the US Secret Service, and the Internal Revenue Service’s cybercrime units are taking part in the investigation.
On the pages of several American corporations and famous people on Twitter on July 15, 2020, texts of similar content appeared. In them, the scammers urged users to transfer funds in cryptocurrency to the account indicated in the messages. At the same time, they promised to return the amount doubled. According to the authorities, the hackers managed to lure more than $ 100 thousand, transfers TASS.
Twitter later clarified that about 130 accounts were hacked, including the accounts of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway investment fund head Warren Buffett, and US President Joe Biden …
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