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Obama hacker released

Police have released a hacker who gained access to US President Barack Obama’s account in one of his attacks on Twitter, officials said on Wednesday. The unemployed 25-year-old, who lived with his parents and used the pseudonym “Hacker Croll,” was arrested on Tuesday after a joint operation with the FBI that lasted several months. He has been ordered to appear in court in Clermont-Ferrand on June 24. “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,” prosecutor Jean-Yves Coquillat said. If convicted, the man could face up to two years in prison.

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