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17-year-old teenager arrested in connection with Twitter hack
17-year-old teenager arrested in connection with Twitter hack
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Early Friday morning, a 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark from Tampa, Florida was arrested in connection with the Twitter hack that targeted around 130 high profile accounts including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Bill Gates on July 15.

Clark is being charged with over 30 felony counts, including identity theft, hacking and organized fraud and is set to be charged as an adult. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren described him as "not an ordinary 17-year old" in a press conference. It's unclear whether Clark was working alone.

Twitter tweeted a statement, writing: "We appreciate the swift actions of law enforcement in this investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case progresses. For our part, we are focused on being transparent and providing updates regularly."

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Dozens of top tier Twitter Accounts compromised and used for scam tweets
Dozens of top tier Twitter Accounts compromised and used for scam tweets
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Dozens of top tier Twitter Accounts of prominent people and politicians have been compromised and used to tweet bitcoin scam messages where people where promised that their money will be doubled if send to a specific bitcoin address. Some of the compromised accounts belong to Apple, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, CashApp amongst others.

Twitter has stated that they believe the reason is a "coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools" and limited internal employee access to these tools heavily while the investigation is ongoing.