03 August 2020 14:24, UTC

Anna Martynova

According to the investigation, Graham Ivan CLARK allegedly stole 130 Twitter accounts as part of a financial crypto fraud plan. The hacker got hold of the accounts of former US President Barack Obama, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and many others. As a result of the attack, there were totally 400 transactions and $121,000 were stolen.

The alleged 17-year-old mastermind of the Twitter hacking did not need sophisticated hacking tools. To break into the company’s security system, he convinced an IT employee on Twitter that he was a colleague who needed login credentials to gain access to the company’s customer support platform.

It is known that the young hacker was supported by 22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando, Florida, and Mason Sheppard from the UK. According to District Attorney Andrew WARREN, Clark will be punished as an adult because he will be charged under Florida law, not federal law, in a financial fraud case.

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