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UK man arrested in connection with 2020 Twitter breach


A 22-year-old U.K. resident was arrested in Spain and will face extradition on charges related to social engineering operation that netted big-name Twitter accounts.

A U.K. man faces extradition to the U.S. after being arrested on charges related to the massive 2020 attacks at Twitter and other social networking sites.

Joseph O'Connor, age 22, was caught by police in Estepona, Spain. He faces multiple criminal hacking charges in connection with last year's Twitter breach, as well as a cyberstalking count in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

The DOJ claims O'Connor was one of multiple hackers who used the pilfered credentials of employees at Twitter in a social engineering attack. Once the hackers obtained access to Twitter's internal administrative tools, they ...


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