UK citizen arrested in connection to 2020 Twitter hack

A citizen of the United Kingdom was arrested in Spain on Wednesday in connection with the July 2020 Twitter hack that compromised politicians’ and celebrities’ accounts, the Justice Department announced.

Joseph O’Connor, 22, is facing several federal charges in connection with the July 15, 2020 hack that compromised over 130 Twitter accounts, including those of President Biden, former President Obama and Elon Musk.

The Justice Department said the U.K.’s National Crime Agency and the Spanish National Police provided assistance in the investigation and the arrest.