President Barack Obama and Britney Spears Twitter accounts hacked, Frenchman arrested

A 25 year old Frenchman successfully hacked into President Obama and Britney Spears' Twitter accounts. Using Twitter administrator passwords, the man was able to break into virtually anyone's account. "He didn't get as far as their personal accounts. But he had gained control of Twitter," Captain Adeline Champagnat told Reuters. It seems that the hacker, […]

A 25 year old Frenchman successfully hacked into President Obama and Britney Spears' Twitter accounts. Using Twitter administrator passwords, the man was able to break into virtually anyone's account. "He didn't get as far as their personal accounts. But he had gained control of Twitter," Captain Adeline Champagnat told Reuters. It seems that the hacker, who who went by the online name of HackerCroll, was in it for the thrill--not the information. He wanted to show people, via screenshots that he was to post on the Internet, what he was able to accomplish. "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."

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