Jul 31, 2020

Twitter hack: Florida teenager arrested

A teenager in Florida has been arrested over a major Twitter hack in July, according to the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office. On 15 July, Twitter accounts of multiple high-profile US figures were hijacked in an apparent Bitcoin scam. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren has filed 30 felony charges against the teenager for "Scamming people across America". The charges against the teenager include 17 counts of communication fraud, 10 counts of fraudulent use of personal information, one count of fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 or 30 or more victims, one count of organised fraud and one count of access to computers or electronic devices without authority. The teenager lives in Tampa, Florida and so will be prosecuted by Hillsborough State authorities.

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