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Suspect in 2020 Twitter celebrity hack arrested in Spain

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Washington (AFP) – A British national charged in last year’s hack of Twitter accounts of celebrities and politicians has been arrested in Spain, US officials said Wednesday. The Justice Department said Spanish National Police arrested 22-year-old Joseph O’Connor on a warrant issued by a US federal court stemming from the high-profile hack linked to a crytpocurrency scheme. O’Connor faces multiple charges in connection with the July 2020 hack of over 130 Twitter accounts, including those of Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Elon Musk. The hackers hijacked the cele…

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