A prominent attorney for cybersecurity issues has this advice to the unnamed Twitter employee said to have pulled the plug on President Trump’s email account: “Don’t say anything and get a lawyer.”
Tor Ekeland told The Hill that while the facts of the case are still unclear and the primary law used to prosecute hackers is murky and unevenly applied, there is a reasonable chance the Twitter employee violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Twitter announced Thursday evening that “a Twitter customer support employee … on the employee’s last day” intentionally cut off service to President Trump’s Twitter account. Service was restored in 11 minutes.
The outage of Trump tweets was met with celebration and disgust from either side of the partisan divide.
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