Authorities charged three men in July's major Twitter infringement who hacked the tales of leading politicians, celebrities, and technology moguls worldwide for scamming people over $100.000 in bitcoin.
The offenders included a British man of 19 years of age, from Bognor Regis, an Orlando, Florida man of 22 years of age, and a Tampa, Florida juvenile.
On Friday in Tampa, police confirmed that the 17-year-old boy was charged and that the Hillsborough Attorney's office will take measures. According to a press statement, he is dealing with 30 offenses. Two others were also arrested for the hack.
Her 22-year-old friend, Nima Fazeli, was responsible for assisting and allowing deliberate entry to a secure device.
A third suspect, Mason Sheppard, 19 years old, was arrested in the UK and charged with conspiracy for committing wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, and unintentional access to a protected computer by the moniker "Chaewon."
On 15 July, hacker firms, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Apple, took possession of accounts of large government institutions and businesses.
The compromise accounts, which have millions of followers, have sent several tweets proposing a typical bitcoin scam: followers were told that they would double the money in return if they transferred cryptocurrency to a specific bitcoin wallet.
The hack has taken several hours, and during the stop, Twitter has stopped tweeting all tested accounts – an unexpected measure.
While the FBI and the US Department of Justice have investigated the prosecution against the teen from Florida, State Attorney, Andrew Warren clarified that his office is investigating the 17-year-old at the State Court and, as a consequence of the Florida statute, juveniles can be prosecuted as adults, if appropriate. The young man was the leader of the hacking scam, he added.
Protection experts were not shocked that the suspected hack leader is a 17-year-old, considering that the project is a relatively amateur and that hackers can speak to journalists online afterward. "I'm not so shocked that one of the offenders at least is a minor. This attack was not the result of much development, "Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, the cyber security company, said.
The hackers were still highly passive when Williams claimed they were moving the bitcoin around.
Officers in the Internals Revenue Service have recognized two criminals, including other perpetrators who sought to remain secret, by reviewing bitcoin transactions.
On Thursday, Twitter said hackers were threatening Twitter staff with a "spear-phishing" phone assault. The firm reports that hackers have threatened other workers who have connections to account management software after obtaining employee passwords and breaking into Twitter's infrastructure.
Spoon phishing is a targeted type of phishing, an impersonating scheme, used to spread confidential details via emails or other electronic communications.
The business tweeted: "This assault has been focused on a systematic and deliberate effort to confuse specific staff and manipulate human flaws to obtain entry to our internal networks.
The hackers targeted 130 accounts and tweeted 45, accessed 36 inboxes for direct messages, and downloaded seven Twitter data. Geert Wilders, a Dutch representative for anti-Islam, confirmed he had keys to his mailbox.