A 17-year-old teenager from Florida has been arrested in connection to the Twitter scam on July 15th. Graham Ivan Clark was arrested in his home in Tampa on Friday. He is believed to be a key person in the hack designed to scam Bitcoin. The largest security breach in Twitter’s history, hacked high profile accounts like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Bitcoin, Ripple, Coindesk, Coinbase and Binance.
22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando, and 19-year-old Mason Sheppard from the UK, have been charged by the US Department of Justice as well. Twitter has released a statement regarding the swift actions taken by law enforcement.
One hacker whose online alias was “ever so anxious” stated that he motivated by the opportunity to obtain unique usernames. The hacker told The Times that, “I just kinda found it cool having a username that other people would want.” Which is fascinating in itself.
“Working together, we will hold this defendant accountable,” state attorney of Hillsborough County, Fla., Andrew Warren said in a statement. “Scamming people out of their hard-earned money is always wrong. Whether you’re taking advantage of someone in person or on the internet, trying to steal their cash or their cryptocurrency — it’s fraud, it’s illegal, and you won’t get away with it.”