Police arrest hackers of Twitter VIP accounts, Florida Graham Ivan Clark leader

A teenager was arrested on Friday in Tampa, where the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute him as adult.

The 17 year-old Florida teenager, Graham Ivan Clark led the three-man hacking gang that took over the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls on 15 July.

Clark along with a British teenager, a Florida man, were identified by authorities Friday as the hackers who seized the accounts to scam people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin.

He faces 30 felony charges, according to a news release.

Mason Sheppard, 19, of Bognor Regis, U.K., and Nima Fazeli, 22, of Orlando, were charged in California federal court.

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In one of the most high-profile security breaches in recent years, hackers sent out bogus tweets from the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Mike Bloomberg .

Accounts of a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, were also hacked.

Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were hacked as well.

The tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.

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