MADRID, July 22 (Hfrance.fr) - A 22-year-old Briton arrested in Spain in connection with a Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of several American politicians in 2020 is expected to coappear Thursday by video appeal to the Spanish High Court, a judicial source told Hfrance.fr.
The man, identified by the US Department of Justice as Joseph James O 'Connor, will appear from the seaside town of Estepona in southern Spain, where he was held on Wednesday, the source said.
The court may order provisional measures against O 'Connor after the hearing, the source added.
O 'Connor's lawyer could not be reached immediately.
The Twitter attack by July 2020 hijacked a variety of verified Twitter accounts, including then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Accounts of Former President Barack Obama, Reality Star Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and Kayne West were also affected.
The alleged hacker used the accounts to solicit digital currency, prompting Twitter to (TWTR.N) to take the extraordinary step prevent certain verified accounts from posting messages for several hours until account security can be restored. Report from Emma Pinedo, Inti Landauro and Sarah N. Lynch. , edited by William Maclean
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