Mar 242010
 
 March 24, 2010  Breaches, Court

Caroline McCarthy reports:

Twitter’s equivalent of an elusive masked bandit was caught in France this week, according to an Agence France-Presse story citing police sources, after the FBI began working with authorities there. A 25-year-old who goes by the name “Hacker Croll,” believed to be responsible for two high-profile Twitter hacking incidents in which both celebrity accounts and internal servers were breached, was reportedly in police custody in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand before being released later on Wednesday.

The hacker was allegedly behind an attack about a year ago in which the Twitter accounts of celebrities ranging from Britney Spears to President Obama were breached; he gained access to a Twitter administrator’s password by hacking that administrator’s Yahoo Mail account first……   It’s also likely that the hacker arrested in France was responsible for an internal Twitter security breach that gave him access to hundreds of sensitive company documents–which he then turned over to industry blog TechCrunch.

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