The attack targeted accounts of celebrities such as for example Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Barack Obama.
Prosecutors in Florida on Friday said they will have filed a slew of criminal charges against a 17-year-old accused of masterminding the massive hack of high-profile Twitter users in mid-July.
Investigators identified Florida resident Graham Ivan Clark because the “mastermind” of the cyberattack and arrested him in Tampa, Hillsborough state attorney Andrew Warren said.
The attack which Twitter said resulted from the “phone spear phishing” attack enabled the hackers to manage accounts of celebrities such as for example Bill Gates, Elon Musk and former US president Barack Obama and trick people into sending a lot more than $100,000 worth of Bitcoin.
“This defendant lives within Tampa, he here committed the crime, and he’ll be prosecuted here,” Warren added.
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