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

Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

Twitter Inc, whose internal systems were breached about two weeks ago, said on Thursday the incident targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The U.S. microblogging site said the hackers targeted about 130 accounts, tweeted from 45, accessed inbox of 36, and were able to download Twitter data from seven. Attackers… Read More Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

Twitter breach raise concerns about the platform’s security

The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter on Wednesday, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions about the platform’s security and resilience in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election. Twitter said late Wednesday hackers obtained control of employee credentials to hijack accounts including those of Democratic… Read More Twitter breach raise concerns about the platform’s security

Hackers gain access to several high-profile Twitter accounts, solicit bitcoin donations

A wave of tweets in apparent hacking swept through Twitter on Wednesday, with more than half a dozen high-profile accounts – belonging to U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, former U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rapper Kanye West, among others – used to solicit bitcoin donations. Some… Read More Hackers gain access to several high-profile Twitter accounts, solicit bitcoin donations