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Florida Teen Arrested As Alleged "Mastermind" In Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam

Added 08-02-20 04:38:03pm EST - “Thirty felony fraud-associated charges were filed in Hillsborough County” - Legalinsurrection.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Florida Teen Arrested As Alleged "Mastermind" In Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Last month, several high profile Twitter accounts were hacked with a bitcoin scam promising “double” bitcoins back for “donations.”  Hilariously, the offer was only good for 30 minutes.  Apparently, there are a lot of stupid people out there following these accounts because the hackers reportedly raked in over $110k.

Authorities have now tracked down the “mastermind” behind this hack that embarrassed Twitter and sent political, tech, and financial spheres into an immediate tizzy:  a 17-year-old from Florida.  Being from Florida, I find this amusing—a Florida Teen story, as opposed to our regular and always fun Florida Man stories.

A Tampa teenager is in jail, accused of being the “mastermind” behind a hack on the social media website Twitter that caused limited access to the site and high-profile accounts, according to jail records and the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office.

8 On Your Side’s Ryan Hughes received exclusive information about the arrest of 17-year-old Graham Clark.

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren filed 30 felony charges against the teen this week for “scamming people across America” in connection with the Twitter hack that happened on July 15. The charges he’s facing include one count of organized fraud, 17 counts of communications fraud, one count of fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 or 30 or more victims, 10 counts of fraudulent use of personal information and one count of access to computer or electronic device without authority.


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