Spanish court jails British man involved in Twitter hack pending U.S. extradition hearing

A 22-year old Briton who was detained this week in Spain in connection with a Twitter hack last year that compromised the accounts of several U.S. politicians including then presidential candidate Joe Biden has been jailed pending an extradition hearing, a court source said. Joseph James O’Connor appeared before Spain’s High Court via videolink from… Read More Spanish court jails British man involved in Twitter hack pending U.S. extradition hearing

British man arrested in Spain for role in 2020 Twitter hack

A 22-year-old British citizen was arrested in Spain on Wednesday in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. It named the British man as Joseph James O’Connor and said he faced multiple charges. He was also accused in a… Read More British man arrested in Spain for role in 2020 Twitter hack

Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

Two teenagers and a 22-year-old were charged with hacking the Twitter Inc accounts of famous people including former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, the Department of Justice said on Friday. Mason Sheppard, a 19-year-old British man who went by the alias Chaewon, was charged with carrying out the… Read More Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts