British teenager charged in US over Twitter hack

Monday 3 August 2020 | 11:12 CET | News
The US Department of Justice has charged a UK man living in Bognor Regis over a major hacking attack on Twitter, BBC News reports.

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Companies: Twitter
Countries: United States
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