A 17-yr-old Florida boy is accused of masterminding the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter, together with those of Democratic presidential applicant Joe Biden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
A 19-yr-old British male and a 22-yr-old male in Orlando, Florida have been also charged less than US federal legislation with aiding the attack, the Justice Office stated.
Florida’s Point out Attorney discovered the 17-yr-old as Graham Clark of Tampa and charged him as an grownup with thirty felony counts of fraud.
Clark allegedly netted at least US$100,000 (A$139,980) from the scheme by making use of the celebrity accounts to solicit investments from unsuspecting Twitter users.
“He’s a 17-yr-old child who just graduated from significant faculty,” stated Florida Point out Attorney Andrew Warren in Hillsborough County, which involves Tampa, “But make no error: This was not an ordinary 17-yr-old.”
Mason Sheppard, a 19-yr-old from Bogner Regis, Britain who utilised the alias