Frenchman Arrested for Hacking Obama’s Twitter Account
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
Here’s yet another object lesson underscoring the need to pick really hard-to-guess passwords and online account information, courtesy of our nation’s president. Barack Obama’s Twitter account was hacked by a 25-year-old Frenchman who simply managed to figure out the answers to Obama’s password reminder prompts, according to the BBC. —KA
A Frenchman who police say hacked Twitter accounts belonging to US President Barack Obama and celebrities could face jail.
The unemployed 25-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after an operation lasting several months, conducted by French police with agents from the FBI.
White House / Samantha Appleton