Hacker Croll

IRL Name: 
François Cousteix

François Cousteix a.k.a Hacker Croll is a French computer pirate noted for for hacking Twitter in July 2009. He was in close contact with reporters from TechCrunch who published numerous articles about the information obtained and the incident itself. He got access to the mailboxes of the company's employees through user-guessing or figuring them out by studying their Facebook pages, blogs or other websites.


Broke into celebrity Twitter accounts.

He was arrested in March 2010 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and French police.

Took the name "Hacker Croll" from a figure in the Pacman video game he loved as a child.