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A Uk guy was arrested in Spain for his alleged role in a substantial hack of substantial-profile Twitter accounts that specific higher-profile politicians and stars in 2020, the US Section of Justice mentioned Wednesday.

Spanish Countrywide Law enforcement arrested 22-yr-aged Joseph O’Connor on various charges. In a felony complaint filed in federal courtroom, O’Connor was also charged with laptop intrusions related to takeovers of TikTok and Snapchat person accounts along with cyberstalking a juvenile. 

Hackers took in excess of a lot more than 130 accounts, which includes people of Joe Biden, Elon MuskBill GatesKanye West, Barack Obama and other noteworthy figures, in July 2020 and duped folks into sending much more than $100,000 of bitcoin to addresses cited in the tweets. The massive hack elevated considerations about whether Twitter was carrying out adequate to secure the safety of its users in advance of the US presidential election. Twitter reported the hack was the outcome of a “coordinated social engineering assault” on its staff members.

O’Connor just isn’t the only man or woman who’s been arrested in connection with the hack. Last year, the DOJ filed 30 felony fees in opposition to Florida teenager Graham Ivan Clark, who was 17 at the time. Clark, accused of being the “mastermind” at the rear of the Twitter hack, then pleaded guilty in exchange for a 3-year prison sentence. Two other folks, British isles resident Mason Sheppard and Florida resident Nima Fazeli were also arrested for their alleged role in the hack.