Thursday, March 25, 2010

Unemployed IT Worker Of The Month

"A Frenchman who broke into Barack Obama and Britney Spears' Twitter feeds insisted Thursday he is no hacker but a `kind pirate` seeking to expose security weaknesses.

"`I did not act with a destructive aim ... I wanted to warn them, to show up the faults in the system,` said the 23-year-old, who was arrested Tuesday after an operation by French police and FBI agents.

"The curly-haired unemployed computer technician wore a pair of slippers adorned with smiley faces as he sat in his parents' home in central France and told of how he broke into the popular micro-blogging site.

"Francois C., who spoke to AFP on condition that his full surname not be used, is accused of breaking into Twitter and Google accounts, including ones used by US president Obama and pop star Spears..."

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