-Teens who broke multiple twitter accounts served three years in prison.
-US President Joe Biden and Microsoft chief executive Bill Gate were among the top hacked accounts
-Clark used high-profile accounts to direct people to transfer bitcoin to his own accounts.
An 18-year-old hacker who illegally obtained multiple top Twitter accounts in 2020 has agreed to serve three years in prison. U.S. President Joe Biden, Microsoft chief executive Bill Gate were among the top accounts hacked by a hacker to request a bitcoin transaction.
According to the Guardian, Graham Ivan Clark was 17 years old when he hacked into Joe Biden and Bill Gates' Twitter accounts. He had sent a link to an email and a bitcoin address and wrote that "everything posted to our address below will be returned to you twice!" According to court documents, Clark made more than $ 100,000 from the program, with his lawyers claiming he was returning.
A Tampa Bay Times report reported that Clark logged into Joe Biden's Twitter accounts, former President Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Warren Buffet, Floyd Mayweather MMA, Kim Kardashian MODEL, Apple, Uber APPand other large technology companies.
“Graham Clark needs to be charged with that crime, and other potential scammers out there need to see the results. In this regard, we have been able to bring about those results while realizing that our goal for any child, whenever possible, is to learn their lesson without ruining their future. "A statement from Hillsborough State attorney Andrew Warren said in a statement.
Clark was 17 when he committed the crime and could not serve a 10-year sentence. But if he was convicted as an adult, he would not be able to escape punishment.
He may qualify to serve part of his time in the “boot camp” instead of the prison for new offenders. At that time, they will not be able to access electronic devices without being monitored or using social media. The time he spends in prison awaiting trial for the past eight months will work out in time.
"Graham Clark should be held accountable for the case, and other people who want to defraud should see the consequences," Andrew Warren, a lawyer for Hillsborough, said in a statement, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "In this case, we have been able to bring about those results when we realize that our goal for any child, if possible, is to learn his or her lesson without ruining his or her future."
Two other young men were also charged in connection with the incident - Mason Sheppard, of the United Kingdom, and Nima Fazeli, of Orlando. Their cases are ongoing.