Twitter Restores $50,000 @N Username to Its Owner
In January, Naoki Hiroshima lost his Twitter handle, @N, to the hands of a hacker who used social engineering and extortion to wrest the username from Hiroshima’s hands. But today Twitter restored it to him after more than a month of the username being suspended.
After @N was stolen, Hiroshima wrote a post explaining how the theft happened. Ars published the story (which originally appeared on Medium), as well as an account of a man whose more valuable @jb handle was almost hijacked using the same methods.