[ISN] Obama Twitter account 'hacked by Frenchman'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:35:49 -0600 (CST)

BBC News
24 March 2010

A Frenchman who police say hacked Twitter accounts belonging to US 
President Barack Obama and celebrities could face jail.

The unemployed 25-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after an operation 
lasting several months, conducted by French police with agents from the 

The 25-year-old is said to have hacked into the micro-blogging website, 
by simply guessing users' passwords.

The suspect reportedly targeted other celebrities, including Britney 

After being questioned by police, he was ordered to appear at court in 
the central French city of Clermont-Ferrand on 24 June.


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