Florida man teen has done it again! A 17 year old teen from Tampa (Florida) has been arrested in relation to the ominous July 15th Twitter hack.
FBI and U.S. DOJ determine the culprit
According to multiple reports from local news, Graham Ivan Clark, 17, has been arrested on Friday morning. The arrest came after the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice determined he was behinf the July 15 Twitter Hack.
#BREAKING: Tampa teen arrested for July 15 @Twitter hack that affected accounts belonging to people including @BarackObama, @BillGates & @elonmusk. Suspect is 17, according to @AndrewWarrenFL's Office. Details: https://t.co/nFuMkrLla6
— Ryan Hughes (@RyanHughesNews) July 31, 2020
On July 15th, the hacker had access to multiple influential accounts, among which Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and others. The hacker then used these accounts to solicit Bitcoin from their followers, under the pretense of paying it back double. Overall, the teen made more than $100,000 in Bitcoin until the accounts were restored to their owners.
“I want to congratulate our federal law enforcement partners—the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, the FBI, the IRS, and the Secret Service—as well as the Florida Department of Law enforcement. They worked quickly to investigate and identify the perpetrator of a sophisticated and extensive fraud”Andrew Warren, state attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County
Under Florida law, teenagers can be prosecuted as adults for financial fraud crimes.