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17 year old arrested over hack of Twitter accounts of Obama, Bezos, others

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The mastermind of the July 15 hack of Twitter, which compromised 130 accounts, including those of Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama and Elon Musk, was today arrested in Florida, US.

Bloomberg reported that the main suspect is 17 year old Graham Clark and he  is expected to face up to 30 felony charges for hacking those accounts, posting messages on their behalf, and luring additional victims into sending him Bitcoin donations worth more than $100,000.

Hillsborough District Attorney, Andrew Warren, explained that the charges include communications and organised fraud, fraudulent use of personal information and access to a computer without authority.

Authorities also reportedly announced charges against three people, two adults and a juvenile, for their roles in the attack.

Mason Sheppard, 19 of Bognor Regis, in the UK, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and the intentional access of a protected computer.

Nima Fazeli, 22, of Orlando, was also charged with aiding and abetting the intentional access of a protected computer. The juvenile wasn’t identified.