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17-year-old Florida boy identified as ’mastermind’ of Twitter hack

17-year-old Florida boy identified as ’mastermind’ of Twitter hack

A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen were identified as the hackers who earlier this month took over prominent Twitter accounts to scam people across the world of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa. Mason Sheppard, 19, from the UK, and Nima Fazeli, 22, of Orlando, were charged in California.

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Taft Tibbs 4 months

the charges include a job application.

Stefnir 4 months

What the whole Twitter hack? That was by a teen? Holy shit

Paul 4 months

I’m not sure which is worse, for very different reasons ... the huge “China” did it, and the Bitcoin scheme was cover for the real hack, or 17-year-old hacker was bored.

OmegaDMM 4 months

Give credit where credit is due, the headline should be going for "Florida Man breaks into Twitter HQ, allegedly." However if true this kid might get a government contract. Could be useful in the current cyberwar with the CCP if true.

That_Damn_Dragon 4 months

If this wasn't state sponsored and just phishing, then it's even scarier that anyone could gain access to anyone elses Twitter account. The national security implications of that are frightening

Fin 4 months

More to this you watch

Meyer 4 months

If true this teen will be picked up by some alphabet agency before this is all over. Just watch.

Jason 4 months

No clear connection to Russia at this point. But give us time. We will make some.

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