Hacker Behind Massive Twitter Bitcoin Scam Gets Three Years in Prison

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Tue, 03/16/2021 - 18:29
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The Florida teenager who hacked A-list Twitter accounts to promote a Bitcoin scam gets three years of prison time
Hacker Behind Massive Twitter Bitcoin Scam Gets Three Years in Prison
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Graham Clark, the teenage hacker from Florida who pulled off the massive Twitter Bitcoin scam last year, has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty. 

He will also serve three years of probation after the end of his term.

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As reported by U.Today, the Twitter accounts of some of the most influential individuals on the planet, including Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and Kim Kardashian, were hijacked last July to promote a Bitcoin scam after the social network's employee fell victim to a social engineering attack masterminded by Clark.    

The not-so-sophisticated teenager got arrested in a couple of weeks following the hack as a result of a joint investigation by U.S. federal agencies.   

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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