Hack Twitter: A 17-year-old teenager was arrested in Florida

On Friday, a 17-year-old teenager was arrested in Florida for allegedly being the “mastermind” behind the July 15 Twitter hack that saw a great number of high profile accounts compromised.

Photo of Graham Clark, 17 years old.

Early on July 31st, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed 17-year-old Graham Clark of Tampa, Florida, under arrest. He’s accused of being the “mastermind” behind the biggest security and privacy breach in Twitter’s history, one that took over the accounts of President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Apple, and more to perpetrate a huge bitcoin scam on July 15th, a July 31 article from The Verge said.

Graham Clark faces charges like fraudulent use of personal information with a multitude of victims, organized fraud charges, a number of counts of fraudulent use of personal information, a great deal of communications fraud charges as well.

U.S. law enforcement says that Clark is one of three suspects involved with the Twitter hack but he is allegedly the “mastermind” behind the ordeal. Police have also arrested 19-year-old Mason Sheppard from the United Kingdom and 22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando, Florida.

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