A 17 year-old teenager and two of his syndicate have been arrested for masterminding the recent Twitter hack that hit accounts of Biden, Bezos, and other celebrities.
The Teenagers allegedly helped hijack celebrity accounts to swindle people out of more than $100,000 in a cryptocurrency scheme.
The three suspects identified as Graham Ivan Clark, 17, Mason Sheppard, 19, and Nima Fazeli, 22, have been charged in San Francisco with felony. Federal prosecutors said that Sheppard used the hacking names “Chaewon” and “ever so anxious#001” and resides in the UK town of Bognor Regis. Fazeli, who allegedly called himself “Rolex,” “Rolex#0373,” “Rolex#373,” and “Nim F,” is from Orlando, Florida.
The three suspects stand accused of using social engineering and other techniques to gain access to internal Twitter systems. They then allegedly used their control to take over what Twitter has said were 130 accounts.
According to a Twitter Support statement, The hackers “targeted a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack.”
“This attack relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to our internal systems.” Twitter said.