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Spain to extradite Briton twitter hacker

Spain is to extradite a Briton, Joseph O’Connor, to the United States, suspected to have hacked over 130,000 twitter accounts of celebrities.

Joseph James O’Connor, was arrested from Liverpool, in July 2021 in the southern city of Estepona.

He was alleged to have been involved in several hackings including the account of the US President, Joe Biden and Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk.

According to the BBC, the spanish court noted that all requirements had been met for handing over of O’Connor to US authorities for 14 charges, including the alleged crimes of revelation of secrets, membership of a criminal gang, illegal access to computer systems, internet fraud, money laundering and extortion.

O’Connor is believed to be is wanted by courts in the Northern District of California and the Southern District of New York.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare