March 4, 2024



Twitter worker is found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia and releasing private information of the country’s critics in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars

Daily Mail News

A former Twitter employee was found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia and releasing private user information of those who publicly criticized the country in exchange for large sums of money.

Ahmad Abouammo, 44, used his position as an engineer at Twitter to access confidential data about users, their email addresses, phone numbers and IP addresses that can disclose their location, prosecutors claimed.

He then passed that information on to an official linked to the Saudi royal family in exchange for a luxury watch and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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