Florida Teen Charged in Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Theft

The 17-year-old boy was arrested July 31 in Tampa and faces 30 felony charges.

  • Published 31 July 2020

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LONDON (AP) — A Florida teen hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin, authorities said. The 17-year-old boy was arrested July 31 in Tampa, where the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute the case. He faces 30 felony charges, according to a news release. The hacks led to bogus tweets being sent out July 15 from the accounts of… Read at AP News