Florida teen is alleged brains behind Twitter hack affecting Biden and others

The Straits Times · 2020-08-02
WASHINGTON • A 17-year-old Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter, including those of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, officials have said ... Clark netted at least US$100,000 (S$137,500) from the scheme by using the celebrity accounts to solicit investments from unsuspecting Twitter users, state officials said ... In the hack, fraudulent tweets soliciting investments in digital currency bitcoin were posted in the middle of last month by 45 verified Twitter accounts, including those belonging to Mr Biden, former US president Barack Obama and billionaire Bill Gates.

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