August 4, 2020

Suspected US teen mastermind pleads not guilty to Twitter hack

Washington (AFP) – The suspected teenage mastermind of a huge Twitter hack pled not guilty Tuesday to allegations he hijacked celebrity accounts to swindle people out of more than $100,000 in a cryptocurrency scheme.The 17-year-old Tampa, Florida resident pled not guilty before a state court, during a short hearing conducted via videoconference, according to the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.He was arrested Friday along with two others, aged 19 and 22, one of whom lives in Britain, and was charged with cyber fraud.Investigators viewed the 17-year-old as the mastermind behind the mid-July cyberatta…


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