U.K. Citizen Arrested in Spain for Role in 2020 High-profile Twitter Hack

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

A 22-year-old British citizen was arrested in Spain on Wednesday in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama, Alexandra Hudson and Nick Macfie