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Three Men Including 17-Yr Old “MasterMind” Charged in Connection With The Infamous Twitter Hack

Prosecutors have announced charges against three individuals for their roles in the Twitter hack that occurred on July 15, 2020.

The infamous hack affected several high-profile Twitter accounts including such as Biden, billionaires, and corporate accounts.

With all the hacked accounts, attackers posted a Bitcoin scam message to trick the users sending payments to a BTC address.

Three Individuals Charged

In the hack, Twitter admitted that attackers compromised the employee’s accounts to gain unauthorized access to internal tools.

Twitter said in a statement that “some of their employees were targeted in a spear-phishing attack through a phone.”

17-year-old Graham Clark accused of being the “mastermind” in the infamous high-profile accounts hack. He has been charged 30 felonies of communications against spamming with hundreds of accounts according to Florida news channel.

Graham Clark (A Mastermind Behind the Twitter hack)

19-year-old Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, commit money laundering, and access to a protected computer.

22-year-old Nima Fazeli, aka “Rolex,” charged with criminal complaint aiding and abetting the intentional access of a protected computer, reads U.S. Department of Justice, press release.

In the hack, attackers managed to compromise more than 130 Twitter accounts, added tweets with 45 accounts, 36 accounts DM accessed, 8 accounts data downloaded.

The hackers created a scam bitcoin account to post in the hacked Twitter VIP accounts, and they made a false promise to double any bitcoin deposits made to the scam account. According to the complaints the accounts have received more than 400 transfers worth more than $100,000.

“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here. This ‘Bit-Con’ was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida,” Warren said in a statement.

“Today’s announcement proves that cybercriminals can no longer hide behind perceived global anonymity,” said Thomas Edwards.

The Twitter hack in an eye-opening cybersecurity breach for the social media platforms as well as their users. The attack seems well-prepared and sophisticated.

Users and followers of social media platforms need to be aware of those scams and be vigilant while surfing on the Internet.

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