French Authories Arrest High-Profile Twitter Hacker

The AFP reports today that French police working in conjunction with the FBI have arrested the 25-year-old rascal allegedly responsible for hacking President Barack Obama’s Twitter account and for pulling off several other not-for-profit social-networking crimes.

More from CNET’s Caroline McCarthy:

The hacker was allegedly behind an attack about a year ago in which the Twitter accounts of celebrities ranging from Britney Spears to President Obama were breached; he gained access to a Twitter administrator’s password by hacking that administrator’s Yahoo Mail account first.