July 31, 2020

US teen charged as ‘mastermind’ in epic Twitter hack

San Francisco (AFP) – Criminal charges were filed on Friday against the suspected teenage mastermind of an epic Twitter hack and two others who allegedly helped hijack celebrity accounts to swindle people out of more than $100,000 in a cryptocurrency scheme.Prosecutors in Florida said they filed 30 felony counts against 17-year-old resident of the state identified as the “mastermind” of the cyberattack. He was arrested in Tampa, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said.Separately, the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco announced charges against three people, one of them from Britain, …

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