Jul 31, 2020
The July 15th hack included breaches of the accounts of former President Barack Obama, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Artist Kanye West, and others soliciting investments in the popular cryptocurrency ‘Bitcoin.’
“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here,” Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said in a statement, according to ABC News.
“This ‘Bit-Con’ was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida. This massive fraud was orchestrated right here in our backyard, and we will not stand for that.”
According to ABC, the teen faces 30 felony