The last member of a group of hackers who hacked the accounts of famous people on Twitter in 2020 was arrested. The scam brought a group of hackers over $ 100,000 in BTC.
Joseph O’Connor, a 22-year-old British citizen known as PlugWalkJoe, was arrested in Spain yesterday for his involvement in the 2020 Twitter hack. O’Connor compromised the accounts of former US President Barack Obama and Elon Musk and disappeared with over $ 100,000 in BTC.
O’Connor was a member of a group of hackers who posted on hacked Twitter pages a message about doubling any bitcoin payment sent to their specified cryptocurrency wallet.
In July 2020, O’Connor was interviewed by The New York Times and was quite optimistic about the possible arrest:
“They can come and arrest me. I would laugh at them. I haven’t done anything, ”he told the Times.
The arrest of Joseph O’Connor is the final stage of the investigation into the consequences of the Twitter hack. The other members of the hacker group were previously arrested: Graham Ivan Clark, Nima “Rolex” Fazeli and Mason “Chaewon” Sheppard.