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US teen charged as 'mastermind' of recent Twitter hack, arrested

US teen charged as 'mastermind' of recent Twitter hack, arrested

FLORIDA: The US law enforcement authorities have arrested a 17-year-old Florida resident, accused of being the “mastermind” of the recent hacks at Twitter.

Graham Ivan Clark allegedly convinced a Twitter employee that he worked in Twitter IT department and tricked the employee into giving credentials.

Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa on charges that he hacked the Twitter accounts of celebrities with millions of followers.q
Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa on charges that he hacked the Twitter accounts of celebrities with millions of followers.q

Nineteen-year-old Mason Sheppard from the UK and 22-year-old Nima Fazeli were also charged for their alleged involvement.

Clark faces state charges and will be tried in Hillsborough County because he is a juvenile, federal authorities said. The other two men face federal charges in the Northern District of California.

ALSO READ: Gates, Obama, Joe Biden & others hacked in an unprecedented Twitter attack

High-profile accounts of Bill Gates, Barack Obama and many other celebrities with millions of followers were hacked by scammers soliciting Bitcoin.

The attackers posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam. The fake tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to a Bitcoin address.

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