FBI Arrests Florida Teen and Two Other People for Twitter Hack in July Involving Bitcoin Scam

Saturday 9 August 2020, 9:20 PM AEST - 5 days ago

The early investigation in the matter shows that the Florida teen managed to convince a Twitter IT department employee and tricked him into getting insider access and the credential of the Twitter accounts of some famous personalities.

Law enforcement agencies are getting some big leads with respect to the people involved in the biggest Twitter hack incident in mid-July. On Friday, July 31, the FBI, U.S. Service, IRS, and Florida law enforcement have charged three people for the hack.

Floridas law-enforcement agencies say that a 17-year-old native teen Graham Ivan Clark was the mastermind behind the attack. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Justice has also caught hold of two more people involved in the attack. The identities revealed, name a 22-year-old Nima Fazeli in Orlando and 19-year-old Mason Sheppard in the UK. According to the DOJ, both the hackers are popular as aliases Rolex and Chaewon, respectively.

The FBI has updated that both these individuals are currently under arrest and within their custody. Besides, an unidentified minor has also admitted his/her involvement in the hacking incident, to the federal agents. The minor said that they have helped Chaewon get access to the Twitter accounts.

The 17-year-old teen faces over 30 state felony changes and might face some federal charges as well. Besides, all the accused are charged with conspiracy to commit money-laundering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and international access of the protected computer. The Federal authorities have charged Orlandos Nima Fazeli specifically for aiding the intentional access of a protected computer.

In what looks like an organized hacking incident, the hackers targeted Twitter accounts of some of the top personalities like Kayne West, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and others. A ...

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