LONDON – The hacker who broke into US President Barack Obama’s Twitter account has been released by the French police.
The unemployed 25-year-old was taken into custody after being chased by both French officials and FBI agents, according to a foreign news agency.
The suspect, who used the pseudonym “Hacker Croll”, was said to have had no specialist training and gained access into the popular micro-blogging website by simply guessing users’ passwords, reports The BBC.
His targets also include other US celebrities, including Britney Spears, according to officials.
He has now been ordered to appear at court in the central French city of Clermont-Ferrand on June 24. (ANI)