Tech industry blog TechCrunch caused a big stir last year when it posted internal business documents from Twitter. At the time, no one knew the identity of the hacker who broke into Twitter’s defenses and stole the documents.
But now the hacker has allegedly been arrested in France for the cyber crime. The AFP reported that French police arrested a hacker who sabotaged the Twitter account of Barack Obama. But ReadWriteWeb says the technique described by the AFP is the same as that attributed to how a hacker stole Twitter documents and then turned them over to TechCrunch.
The AFP says the hacker was an unemployed 25-year-old who went by the pseudonym “Hacker Croll.” He was arrested in central France after a joint operation between French police and the FBI, which reportedly alerted the French police about his presence in France last July. The hacker was able to get Twitter’s admin codes and manage accounts at will.