Massive Twitter hacking carried out with fraudulent SIM swaps

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Massive Twitter hacking carried out with fraudulent SIM swaps

A British man has admitted to his involvement in one of the most high-profile social media hacks, a plot that included the hijacking of top US political and business leaders’ Twitter accounts.

Joseph James O’Connor pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to hacking into the social network, a move that led to the impersonation of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and others to advertise a Bitcoin scheme.

[Bloomberg]
 
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