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Teen who hacked Twitter accounts of Musk, Obama for Bitcoin gets 3 years in prison

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Teen who hacked Twitter accounts of Musk, Obama for Bitcoin gets 3 years in prisonThe hacker behind last year’s big Twitter hack has just been sentenced to hard time.

Graham Ivan Clark, the teenage hacker who broke into Twitter’s systems, took over verified accounts, and used them to scam users out of Bitcoin, was sentenced to three years in prison, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Clark’s hack took the internet by storm in the summer of 2020. On July 15, verified Twitter accounts belonging to users such as Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and Joe Biden as well as accounts belonging to companies like Apple and Uber were compromised. The accounts began tweeting out a popular Bitcoin scam, an offer to double the amount of Bitcoin that anyone sent to a particular Bitcoin address included in the posts. Read more…

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