Man arrested for 2020 Bitcoin-doubling scam that hit Apple’s Twitter account

A 22-year-old UK citizen has been arrested in connection with a 2020 hack that promised a doubling of Bitcoin promised through high-profile Twitter accounts, including Apple’s.

A screenshot of the Twitter hack affecting Apple's account.A screenshot of the Twitter hack affecting Apple’s account.

The Department of Justice said that Joseph O’Connor was arrested by Spanish authorities on Wednesday in Estepona, Spain. U.S. officials had sent a request for his arrest, as O’Connor is being charged by a criminal complaint filed in a U.S. federal court in California.

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