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Florida Teen Arrested, Two Others Charged in Twitter Hack (2)

July 31, 2020, 10:57 PM

A stunning attack on the accounts of some of Twitter’s most prominent users, including Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, was orchestrated by a 17-year-old in Florida who recently graduated from high school, according to a local state attorney.

Graham Ivan Clark faces 30 felony charges for hacking those accounts, posting messages on their behalf and luring additional victims into sending him Bitcoin donations worth more than $100,000, authorities said. The charges include communications and organized fraud, fraudulent use of personal information and access to a computer without authority.

State authorities charged Clark as an adult under...

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