Five-year prison sentence for man who hacked Twitter accounts of Kanye West, Elon Musk and Joe Biden in Bitcoin scam

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By Darren Parkin A British national who was involved in a crypto scam that hacked into the accounts of celebrities such as Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Kanye West and Barack Obama has been jailed for five years. Joseph James O’Connor pleaded guilty to hacking 130 prominent social media accounts in 2020 as part of an elaborate plot to entice people to hand over Bitcoin. The 24-year-old was found guilty of stealing almost $800,000 of the flagship cryptocurrency after hijacking high-profile accounts which also included Apple and Uber. The cyber criminal was snared in Spain in July 2020 and extradited to…

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