Teenager behind Twitter hack last year jailed for 3 years

An individual that carried out the hack on high-profile Twitter accounts last year will spend three years in prison, according to Tampa Bay Times.

The 17-year old, along with others, took over the accounts of prominent figures and companies as part of a way to collect Bitcoin, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Apple’s account was also hacked.

An investigation by Twitter found that employees were targeted by a phone-spearing attack that allowed the hackers to gain access to Twitter tools meant for employee use only.

Graham Ivan Clark will now plead guilty to the offences and spend three years in prison, where his computer access will be limited and monitored by law enforcement.

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