A 17-Year-Old Florida Teen Arrested For Hacking Twitter Account Of Barack Obama, Bill Gates And Elon Musk
Florida: For hacking twitter account of famous people including former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk the Florida State Attorney’s Office said on Friday that they have charged a 17-Year-Old boy for doing this. The 17-year-old boy on July 15 posted messages under the profiles that solicited investments in bitcoin, a digital currency.
#BREAKING: Tampa teen arrested for July 15 @Twitter hack that affected accounts belonging to people including @BarackObama, @BillGates & @elonmusk. Suspect is 17, according to @AndrewWarrenFL's Office. Details: https://t.co/nFuMkrLla6
— Ryan Hughes (@WFLARyan) July 31, 2020
A publicly available ledger of bitcoin transactions showed he was able to obtain more than $100,000 that way. A Tampa teenager was charged with hacking Twitter Inc accounts of this famous people.Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren told journalists that his office had filed 30 felony charges against the teen, who was in state custody.
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice conducted a complex nationwide investigation, locating and apprehending the suspect in Hillsborough County,” a statement said. Warren said the adolescent was being prosecuted under state rather than federal law because Florida law enabled the state to charge him as an adult.
“This was a massive fraud orchestrated right here in our own backyard, and we won’t stand for that,” he said.