A British man, 21, has denied being behind this week’s Twitter hack but admitted he bought a stolen account with Bitcoin, as it’s revealed three young gamers carried out the attack after allegedly infiltrating a Slack channel to make $180,000. Joseph O’Connor, a well-known hacker who goes by the name ‘PlugWalkJoe’ online, told the New York Times he was not involved in Wednesday’s massive breach and was getting a massage near his current home in Spain at the time. The 21-year-old, who is said to hail from Liverpool, brushed off accusations made by security journalist Brian Krebs Thursday that he was a key player in the hack, and said he was merely a customer of the assailants’. Logs on Discord, a chat platform used by gamers, obtained by the Times show he bought the Twitter account @6 through one of the hackers who has come forward – ‘ever so anxious’ – and personalized it, but was not involved in the rest of the conversations among the known hackers involved in the breach. Authorities are grappling to identify the perpetrators of Wednesday’s attack which broke into 130 Twitter accounts including those of some of the world’s most famous faces such as… Read full this story
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