Spanish police have arrested a 22-year-old man from England over possible involvement in a large-scale hack of Twitter.

Among others, PVV leader Geert Wilders was the victim of this last year.

The perpetrator or perpetrators managed to gain access to about 130 accounts on Twitter.

US President Joe Biden and wealthy businessmen such as Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk were also affected by the hack.

The US Department of Justice reports that the suspect has been arrested in the coastal town of Estepona in the southern region of Andalusia.

This happened at the request of the authorities in the United States.

They want to prosecute the twenty-something for all kinds of criminal activities on the internet, including stalking an underage victim online.

The people behind the Twitter hack are estimated to have stolen more than 100,000 dollars (almost 85,000 euros) last year.

They used the hijacked accounts to solicit unsuspecting Twitter users for cryptocurrencies.

For example, a message appeared on the hijacked account of businessman Musk in which he supposedly promised to refund double the amount.

"You deposit $1,000, I deposit $2,000 back. I will only do this for the next half hour," the scammers wrote.