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The Florida teenager was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday for hacking Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and tech moguls and defrauding people around the world for over $ 100,000 in Bitcoin.
Eighteen-year-old Graham Ivan Clark has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud under a contract with Hillsborough County attorneys, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
„Graham Ivan Clark, 18, faced fraud charges after a hack that compromised Twitter accounts belonging to Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, former President Barack Obama and other celebrities.“ https://t.co/bC6uIAuhQI
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Clark was the mastermind behind the program of taking over major Twitter accounts and tweeting for bitcoin payments, according to prosecutors. During the July 15 high-profile security breach, tweets were sent from the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and several tech billionaires, including Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, and Elon. Musk, CEO of Tesla. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West have also been targeted.
Prosecutors said Clark was tried in a state court, rather than a federal court, because he was 17 at the time of the crimes and state law allowed more flexibility in examining a minor as an adult in a case. of financial fraud.
In this case, two other men were also charged. Mason Sheppard of the United Kingdom and Nima Fazeli of Orlando were tried separately in a federal court.