HomesecurityTwitter hack: Arrest of a British man for involvement in the 2020 hack

Twitter hack: Arrest of a British man for involvement in the 2020 hack

A 22 year old Briton A citizen was arrested in Spain on Wednesday on charges of Twitter hack involvement in July 2020. This hack led to the breach of many accounts that belonged to politicians, businessmen and celebrities.

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In accordance with Ministry of Justice of the United States, the British by name Joseph James O'Connor, not just related to Twitter hack. He is facing many charges, as he is believed to be involved in other attacks related to theft of TikTok and Snapchat accounts. In addition, he is accused of fraud blackmail (sextortion) and cyberstalking.

Earlier, another person, o Graham Ivan Clark, 18, also known as Juvenile 1, was also charged with Twitter hacking on July 30, 2020. Graham Ivan Clark pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in juvenile prison.

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The Twitter Twitter hack of 2020 was very busy, as the accounts of celebrities were violated, including Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West etc.

The attackers used the Twitter accounts of celebrities to persuade users of the platform to donate Bitcoin.

According to the complaint, the accounts of various cryptocurrency exchanges, such as Binance, Gemini and Coinbase, as well as the accounts of companies such as Apple Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc.

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Messages from celebrity accounts asked people to send cryptocurrency to various accounts. The attackers managed to collect crypto worth about $ 117.000.

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Authorities allege that Juvenile 1 approached several other individuals and claimed that he could "reset, exchange and check any Twitter account at will and would do so in exchange for bitcoin".

Two of these people hired by Juvenile 1, the Nima Fazeli and Mason Sheppard, made intermediaries to find buyers for Twitter usernames.

And the two are accused of participating in the Twitter hack.

O'Connor's role in the attack came to light when the FBI interrogated another man, known as Juvenile 2, who identified O'Connor and said the Briton had contacted him to gain access to specific Twitter accounts, including of the former President <br><br>Donald Trump. Authorities then investigated and arrested the Briton.

Source: Reuters

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