Suspect in Major Twitter Hacker Arrested in Spain
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Pursuant to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, authorities arrested British man Joseph O’Connor in the coastal resort town of Estepona, Spain, on an arrest warrant accusing him of involvement in a July 2020 hack of more than 130 Twitter accounts Prosecutors also accuse O’Connor of hacks that took over TikTok and Snapchat accounts, including “one of the most viewed and followed” TikTok stars.
The complaint charges O’Connor, who goes by the handle PlugWalkJoe, with crimes including cyberstalking, making extortive and threatening communications, and intentionally accessing a computer without authorization. (Matt O’Brien and Eric Tucker / Associated Press)
Related: Cyberscoop, ETTelecom.com, DataBreaches.net, Slashdot, The Record by Recorded Future, BBC News, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, CTVNews.…
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