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US Police Arrested a Teenage Hacker allegedly Behind the Twitter hack

The Florida police captured a 17-year old alleged hacker who’s behind a Twitter hack last July 15

If one could remember, the said scam involved big wigs who were compromised.

Some high profile accounts include many well-known people included those from Apple, Google, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos.

These manipulated accounts tweeted about a bitcoin ‘giveaway’ or doubler scam earning $120,000 BTC for the cybercriminal in just a day.
Identified as Graham Clark, the suspect has been charged with over 30 felonies and was put into the hands of the FBI, Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement.

Image courtesy – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office Booking Image official

Clark is now facing 18 counts of fraud, whereas 11 counts of deceitful use of personal data and one count of obtaining an electric device without any authority as a part of a scheme to engage in fraud. On the other hand, Twitter has also come forward and exposed that the hackers got access to the system by fooling one of the company’s employees over the phone. After gaining access to the system, hackers were able to breach other employees’ data.

The public also found that close to a thousand individuals had been allowed access to an internal tool that enabled them primary control over these. What’s more surprising was the revelation that there is someone on the inside working with Twitter who was paid for the access. News about compromised Direct Messages (DM) have been circulating and becoming a source of worry.

In a report from The New York Times, the insider was “Kirk, who ostensibly sold the internal tool to hackers.

In addition to Clark, federal agents also arrested 19-year-old Mason Sheppard from the United Kingdom and 22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando, Florida.

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren told the media that they are tightening measures so massive frauds would not happen right in their backyard. He added that while the scam was for the high profile luminaries, he is going against this because any Americans could be tricked nowadays.

Apart from this minor, other young culprits have also been arrested like the 19-year-old Mason Sheppard from the United Kingdom, and 22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando, Florida.

As of press time, the real destination (and who benefitted) from the scandal was unknown. But a report published by Elliptic said a fraction of the coins were mixed with a bitcoin tumbling wallet.

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