London, March 26 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's Twitter account hacker has described himself as a "kind pirate".
Francois, who has been arrested by FBI, claimed that he just intended to show the loopholes in internet security.
"I am not a hacker. I am a kind pirate. I did not act with a destructive aim... I wanted to warn them, to show up the faults in the system," the Sky News quoted the Frenchman as saying.
He added: "Big companies are no more secure than any internet user. That's the message I wanted to get across."
Francois had cracked the social networking site's administrator codes in April last year.
He had then hacked into the feeds of people like President Obama and Britney Spears.
He used the moniker 'Hacker Croll', from the Pacman video game.
Meanwhile, local prosecutor Jean-Yves Coquillat seems to agree with Francois.
He said: "He is not a hacker in the classic sense. He entered a house whose door had been left open."
Also, French police said the unemployed computer technician did not plan to make money out of it.
He is due to appear in court on June 24 and can face two years in jail if convicted. (ANI)