No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had - Samuel Johnson
INSPECTOR PIERRE KNACKER of le Paris Yard has fingered the collar of the 25 year-old unemployed bloke who hacked into US President Obama's Twitter account.
The unnamed bloke has been told to show up in court and face the music. Despite the fact that he has been the subject of a huge police and FBI inquiry, coppers insist that he is not a criminal genius who plotted to overthrow the West using Obama's Twitter feed as his unwitting tool.
It took the feds several months to track down the bloke, who was known only by the pseudonym "Hacker Croll".
French prosecutor Jean-Yves Coquillat said that Croll had explained how he did it and he was not a hacker mastermind. "He was a young man spending time on the Internet. He acted as a result of a bet, out of the defiance of the hacker. He is the sort who likes to claim responsibility for what he has done."
He could get up to two years for hacking into a database.
However Croll never attempted to profit financially from his hacking activities on Twitter. He had managed to secure Twitter's administrator codes and was able to create, modify or delete accounts at will.
Apparently it was a doddle to do. He simply guessed people's passwords by working them out from information on their blogs or online pages they had created about themselves. µ
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