‘PlugWalkJoe’ arrested in connection with 2020 hack of famous Twitter accounts

Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The VergeJoseph O’Connor, a 22-year-old UK citizen who goes by the handle “PlugWalkJoe,” was arrested in Spain on Wednesday for his connection to the 2020 Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk, and ran off with over $100,000 in Bitcoin. In a press release announcing the arrest, the…
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