A U.K. hacker who caused a stir in 2020 and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of crypto is pleading guilty to two sets of charges following his extradition from Spain on April 26th.
In a statement published on Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York says Joseph James O’Connor, also known as PlugwalkJoe, hacked the Twitter accounts of celebrities and politicians in 2020 and stole nearly $800,000 worth of crypto from a digital asset exchange.
O’Connor is facing up to 77 years of jail time for his alleged involvement in several cybercrime offenses, including conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, committing computer intrusions and cyberstalking.
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The hacker is being charged for his alleged role in a SIM swap attack that stole
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