Bitcoin scam suspect who hacked Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and others last year is arrested in Spain

Bitcoin scam suspect who hacked Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and others last year is arrested in Spain



Alleged hacker, Joseph O'Connor, 22, who is known by the name 'PlugWalkJoe' online, has been arrested in Spain in connection with the July 2020 hacking scandal of celebrity Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Elon Musk.



He used the hacked accounts to ask followers to send bitcoin to a bitcoin account, promising to double their money. He managed to swindle more than $180,000 out of unsuspecting victims in the process.







He hacked over 130 Twitter accounts, including those of Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Elon Musk.

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He was arrested by Spanish National Police on a warrant issued by a US federal court stemming from the high-profile hack.Latest Post Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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