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Authorities on Friday charged three folks with orchestrating this month’s epic hack of Twitter and utilizing it to generate greater than $100,000 in a bitcoin rip-off promoted by hijacked accounts of politicians, executives, and celebrities.
Federal prosecutors in San Francisco charged Mason Sheppard, 19, Nima Fazeli, 22, and an unnamed juvenile within the July 15 breach. Prosecutors in Florida, the place the juvenile defendant lives, recognized him as 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark and charged him with 30 felony costs. Federal prosecutors stated that Sheppard used the hacking names “Chaewon” and “ever so
anxious#001” and resides within the UK city of Bognor Regis. Fazeli, who allegedly referred to as himself “Rolex,” “Rolex#0373,” “Rolex#373,” and “Nim F,” is from Orlando, Florida.
The three suspects stand accused of utilizing social engineering and different methods to achieve entry to inside Twitter programs. They then allegedly used their management to take over what Twitter has stated have been 130 accounts. A small sampling of the account holders included former Vice President Joe Biden, Tesla founder Elon Musk, pop star Kanye West, and philanthropist and Microsoft founder, former CEO, and Chairman Invoice Gates.Learn 15 remaining paragraphs | Feedback
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