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The Organizer Of The Hack Of Celebrities On Twitter Was A Teenager From Florida Named Graham Clark

The Organizer Of The Hack Of Celebrities On Twitter Was A Teenager From Florida Named Graham Clark

A 17-year-old Graham Clark was detained, who allegedly organized the hacking of celebrities' Twitter accounts in the city of Tampa (Florida).

According to the New York Times, the young man was charged with 30 counts, and will be tried as an adult.

19-year-old British citizen Mason John Sheppard and twenty-two-year-old American NIMA Fazeli are accused of complicity in the crime.

It is reported that the participants of the crime made mistakes, including not being able to hide their data securely enough, so they were able to quickly calculate them.

As reported, in mid-July, the Twitter accounts of more than a hundred famous people appeared tweets with the offer to "double all payments" to those who will transfer bitcoins to the specified wallet within 30 minutes. Fraud victims managed to transfer 12 bitcoins, or more than $110 thousand, to the attackers.

The hackers' actions affected, in particular, entrepreneurs Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, as well as politicians Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, and others.