Tampa Teenager Gets Three Years in Prison for Hacking Twitter Accounts of Apple, Elon Musk, Others

Tampa Teenager Gets Three Years in Prison for Hacking Twitter Accounts of Apple, Elon Musk, Others

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Graham Ivan Clark, a Tampa teen, has plead guilty to taking control of numerous high profile Twitter accounts and using them to solicit over $100,000 in Bitcoin, reports the Tampa Bay Times. In exchange for his guilty plea, Clark will get three years in prison, followed by three years of probation.

The agreement allowed Clark, now 18, to be sentenced as a “youthful offender,” avoiding a minimum 10-year sentence that would have followed if he’d been convicted as an adult. The mandatory minimum will only apply if Clark violates his probation.

“Graham Clark needs to be held accountable for that crime, and other potential scammers out there need to see the consequences,” Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said in a statement. “In this case, we’ve been able to deliver those consequences while recognizing that our goal with any child, whenever possible, is to have them learn their lesson without destroying their future.”

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Clark accessed Twitter's systems by convincing an employee he worked in the I.T. department. He was then able to access the company's customer service portal and tweet from various accounts including ones belonging to President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Warren Buffet, Floyd Mayweather, Kim Kardashian, Apple, Uber and others.

The scam netted Clark about $117,000 in Bitcoin which has since been turned over to authorities.

More details in the full report linked below...

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Tampa Teenager Gets Three Years in Prison for Hacking Twitter Accounts of Apple, Elon Musk, Others

DonSinRostro - March 18, 2021 at 2:29pm
Did anyone die? ...................... (insert answer here) NO!!!!!! Instead of jail time why not internship and a silicone valley or or hear me out the FBI he may saves from the next big hack
A-Non-E-Moose - March 16, 2021 at 9:49pm
Shot on iPhone.
jerome tadina - March 16, 2021 at 9:44pm
ip camera
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