A 17-year-old boy from Tampa, Florida, was arrested as the chief offender of a large-scale Twitter hacking incident that occurred on July 15th local time.
The main offender is a 17-year-old boy
Research has revealed that this hacking incident was due to “phone-based spear phishing.” Criminals spearfished Twitter employees and gained access to internal systems, including former US president Obama, Biden presidential candidate, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, celebrities such as Apple, large companies I posted a scam tweet that hacked 130 accounts and sent cryptocurrencies.
According to WFLA, a local NBC news agency in Tampa, Florida, there are two suspected boys in addition to the suspected boy, one at the age of 22 in Orlando, Florida, and the other at 19 in England. I’m old. However, the main offender is said to be a 17-year-old boy.
Arrested on the morning of July 31st
The boy was arrested by local police around 6:30 local time on July 31st local time. 30 felony charges have been accused of organized hacking and fraud.
Twitter is grateful for the police investigation after the criminal was arrested, and tweeted that it will update the information at any time with the aim of further transparency.
We appreciate the swift actions of law enforcement in this investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case progresses.For our part, we are focused on being transparent and providing updates regularly.
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— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) July 31, 2020
Source:WFLA via Forbes
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