A Spanish court has detained a British man accused by the United States of hacking Twitter accounts

Joseph O’Connor has spoken out against his extradition to the United States.

A Spanish court has decided to keep in custody a British man detained at the request of the United States, who is accused of involvement in the coordinated hacking of Twitter accounts in 2020. On Thursday in the National Judicial Board of the kingdom reported.

According to the US Department of Justice, 22-year-old Joseph O’Conner was arrested on Wednesday. The US authorities believe that the Briton participated in a conspiracy to “gain unauthorized access” to computer systems and steal information that was not intended for distribution. As specified in the Spanish judicial board, it was decided to “imprison” the suspect, “whose extradition is sought by the United States.”

It is noted that when making the decision, the judge “assessed the probability of flight” of the accused. The legal authority added that O’Conner spoke out against his extradition to the United States.

The young man is charged in the United States with involvement in hacking accounts in the social networks TikTok and Snapchat, as well as “virtual harassment of a minor.” Experts from the FBI, the US Secret Service, as well as the Internal Revenue Service’s cybercrime unit are taking part in the investigation.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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