Briton pleads guilty in US to 2020 Twitter hack

By Joe Tidy & Antoinette Radford

BBC News

A British national extradited to the US last month has pleaded guilty in New York to a role in one of the biggest hacks in social media history. The July 2020 Twitter hack affected over 130 accounts including those of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.Joseph James O’Connor, 23, known as PlugwalkJoe, pleaded guilty to hacking charges carrying a total maximum sentence of over 70 years in prison.The hacking was part of a large-scale Bitcoin scam.O’Connor, who was extradited from Spain, hijacked numerous Twitter accounts and sent out tweets asking followers to send […]

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