The infamous Twitter hack in July has been an incident widely discussed across the cryptocurrency industry and beyond. Following the global reputation of the social media network, many people got curious to know the person(s) behind the hack. Funny enough, a 17-year-old teenager allegedly masterminded the attack on Twitter.
Graham Clark, The Mastermind Behind Twitter Hack
Recent reports alleged that the teenager from Florida, Graham Clark was behind the incident on Twitter. Authorities got the teenager booked to jail shortly after he was arrested. To have conducted such an attack, Clark must have possessed sophisticated cyber skills; regardless he is only 17 years old.
The attack was launched on July 15 and affected many high profile accounts on the social media network for a double-your-bitcoin scam. The Twitter account of Binance and Gemini exchange was affected, including the likes of Bill Gates and the former President of the United States, Barack Obama. Reports held that about $100,000 was lost to the Twitter hack.
Charges against Clark
The teenager is reportedly facing about 30 felony charges filed against him by Andrew Warren, Hillsborough State Attorney. Amongst others, the charges are as follows: 17 counts of communications fraud; one count of organized fraud; one count of fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 or 30 or more victims; and so on.
Following Clark’s arrest, Twitter wrote:
“We appreciate the swift actions of law enforcement in this investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case progresses. For our part, we are focused on being transparent and providing updates regularly.”
New reports have disclosed that Clark wasn’t the only suspect behind the Twitter hack. The United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California mentioned two other suspects to be, Nima Fazeli and Mason Sheppard, who are aged 22 and 19 years old respectively. Thus, the three youths launched the attack on Twitter.