Twitter Hacker Sentenced to Prison for $120,000 Crypto Scam

A British national who participated in the significant Twitter hack in July 2020 was given a five-year prison term in the United States.

Shortly after entering a guilty plea to the criminal offences, Joseph James O’Connor (aka PlugwalkJoe), 24, was given the term on Friday in the Southern District of New York. His arrest took place in July 2021 in Spain.

The infamous Twitter security breach gave the defendant and his accomplices access to Twitter’s backend tools without authorization, which they exploited to take control of 130 well-known accounts and run a cryptocurrency fraud that brought in around $120,000 in unlawful gains read more Twitter Hacker Sentenced to Prison for $120,000 Crypto Scam.

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