French Hacker Arrested for Cracking Obama’s Twitter Account

obamatweets After breaking into President Obama’s and Britney Spear’s Twitter account this Wednesday, a 25-year-old French hacker is now under arrest in the central French town of Clermont Ferrand.

The hacker goes by the online name of HackerCroll and after getting access to the accounts of Twitter’s administrators, the hacker tried to break into the accounts of U.S. politicians and stars. His motives had nothing to do with trying to exploit the accounts for financial reasons, but were only for fame and recognition.

“His aim wasn’t to make money. It was simply to show that he was able to access accounts of Twitter members. And the best proof of that is that he did screen grabs of certain confidential data which he tried to post on blogs that are reserved for pirates or hackers” said Captain Adeline Champagnat, a senior member of the police cyber crimes unit.

In the end, he did get his recognition, but I don’t think this is the price he wanted to pay for it.

(Via RedmondPie)

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