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I'm a 'Kind Pirate,' Says Obama Twitter Hacker

Frenchman: I wanted to show system's vulnerabilities

(Newser) - The man who cracked Barack Obama's Twitter account says he was merely trying to point out security weaknesses in the system. Francois Cousteix, an unemployed 23-year-old from France, describes himself as a "kind pirate" who used low-tech methods of guessing passwords, often aided by info on the Facebook pages... More »

French Cops Nail Man Who Hacked Obama Twitter

Unemployed, 25-year-old Frenchman did it on a bet

(Newser) - An unemployed 25-year-old was arrested today by authorities in his native France for hacking the Twitter account of President Obama—apparently on a bet, sources tell AFP . No identity was given for the man, who lives with his parents and goes by “Hacker Croll”—the nom-de-Web of the... More »

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