On the morning of July 31 (local time), the US Secret Service and Florida police arrested 17-year-old Graham Clark. This guy was accused of mastering the hack of a series of famous Twitter accounts, to cheat Bitcoin.
This is considered the biggest hack in Twitter’s history, a series of accounts including former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, billionaire Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and singer Kanye West , Apple and many other celebrity accounts have been hacked. These accounts simultaneously posted a scam related to Bitcoin on July 15.
After his arrest, Graham Clark opened two other young hackers, 22-year-old Nima Fazeli in Orlando and 19-year-old Mason Sheppard in England. These two hackers are known by their nicknames Rolex and Cha Chaonon.
Graham Clark testified that he convinced a Twitter employee, that this guy was a colleague in the IT department, to get the login information into the customer service portal. Not sure why, but the Twitter employee provided Graham with the information.
Later, Graham accessed the celebrity’s account and tweeted a scam. Graham claimed to have received about $ 117,000 during the implementation of his Twitter hack and scam scheme.
Graham Clark is only 17 years old.
Currently, Graham Clark is being detained and charged with over 30 felonies. This includes organized crime, identity theft, communications fraud and hackers. Hillsborough state attorney Andrew Warren said this was no ordinary 17-year-old minor, based on the seriousness of the fact that Graham would be tried as an adult.
Attorney Warren adds that: “This hack can take a huge amount of money around the world, it could destabilize US and global finance, because he can access the Twitter accounts of the powerful politicians who have great influence. ”
In addition to posting fraudulent information to get Bitcoin, hackers who attacked Twitter had access to 36 private accounts’ personal messages, including many politicians and celebrities. The content of this message may have been downloaded and saved, but not published.
“This is not a game, this is a serious crime with serious consequences.”, Attorney Warren stressed.