A Florida teen who hacked into numerous celebrities’ Twitter accounts will serve 3 years in a juvenile jail after pleading guilty to scams charges.
- The confirmed Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Barack Obama and others were hacked by Graham Clark
- The teen was able to take about $150,000 in Bitcoin through the rip-off
- Authorities stated Twitter struggled with “cybersecurity shortfalls” that permitted the hacking to take place
Graham Clark, 18, in 2015 hacked into into 40 various confirmed accounts, through which he solicited more than $US118,000 ($150,000) in Bitcoin.
The accounts he hacked consisted of those belonging to United States President Joe Biden — who was then a governmental prospect — previous United States president Barack Obama, tech magnates Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, rap artist Kanye West and TELEVISION star Kim Kardashian.
Clark, who was 17 at the time.
Using Mr Obama’s Twitter manage, Clark composed a post prompting individuals to send out bitcoins to a checking account.
The post stated the previous president would send back double the amount of Bitcoin people handed over.
Clark composed comparable posts on other accounts he hacked into.
A report launched in October by New York’s Department of Financial Services stated Twitter struggled with cybersecurity shortages that made it possible for the “simple” hack enabling the Florida teen to take control of the accounts of some of the world’s most popular individuals.