Suspected Twitter Hacker Arrested in Florida

Suspected Twitter Hacker Arrested in Florida

The FBI has arrested an individual allegedly behind the largest hack in Twitter’s history. 

Florida resident Graham Clark was arrested Friday morning, according to Florida news channel WFLA. State Attorney Andrew Warren filed 30 felony charges, including organized fraud, communications fraud, fraudulent use of personal information and access to computer or electronic devices without authority, WFLA reported.

Warren intends to try Clark as an adult; Florida law allows minors to be charged as adults in some financial fraud cases.

The Twitter hack compromised the accounts of top cryptocurrency exchanges, and prominent crypto twitter accounts (including CoinDesk), before moving onto mainstream accounts such as Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Kanye West, Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. 

Overall 130 accounts were compromised according to Twitter. 

The accounts all tweeted a bitcoin scam, promising to double senders bitcoin if they sent them to a specific address. It only netted the hackers about $120,000. The hack went on for hours, highlighted extensive security breaches, and led to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey being called to testify in front of Congress

In a tweet Friday, Twitter said, “We appreciate the swift actions of law enforcement in this investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case progresses.”

The FBI, IRS, Secret Service, Florida law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California assisted in the

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