Three people arrested.
Apple, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos were just some of the big accounts hacked a few weeks ago.
Graham Clark (17) already incarcerated
17-year-old Graham Clark from Tampa Florida has now been arrested and imprisoned as a result of the investigation.
Clark has been arrested for 30 felonies after the massive hack that put Twitter’s verified accounts out of play for hours and stole money from Twitter users.
There are also two other accused in the case, from Orlando Florida (22-year-old Nima Fazeli) and the United Kingdom (19-year-old Mason Sheppard).
Risks up to 20 years in prison
Fazeli risks 5 years in prison and fines of 2.3 million kroner, while Shepard risks a full 20 years in prison and the same fine.
It also details how Sheppard proceeded to gain access to Binance and Coinbase accounts: using a driver’s license. Therefore, they also found out, and could link him, to transfers of and receipt of the bitcoin money that was scammed during the Twitter hack.
Fazeli used the same tactics to verify against Coinbase, so it was easy to find him.
It is uncertain whether these are the main culprits behind the attack, as a user named «Kirk # 5270» has also been revealed – this is probably the person who gained access to the systems. Nevertheless, the DOJ lists the 17-year-old as the main man behind the attack, so it is likely that Clark is the person behind this account.