On Friday a 17-year-old Tampa teenager was arrested in Florida for allegedly being the “mastermind” behind the July 15 Twitter hack that saw a great number of high profile accounts compromised.

The hack also netted roughly $120,000 worth of bitcoins by leading unknowing individuals to doubler scams. The suspect Graham Clark has been charged with over 30 felonies and was taken into custody by the FBI, Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement.

On July 15, there was a massive Twitter hack where a large number of Twitter accounts were breached. The accounts belonging to many well known people included Barack Obama, Apple, Google, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos. The accounts then tweeted about a bitcoin (BTC) ‘giveaway’ or doubler scam and the hacker raked in $120,000 worth of BTC in one day.

The public also found out that 1,000 individuals had access to an internal tool that gives someone ‘God Mode’ powers. It was also found out that someone on the inside working with Twitter was paid for the access and people…

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