Clark a teenager is found guilty for bitcoin scam of July 2020. Graham Clark used social engineering to target Twitter employees, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
He gained access to various high profile twitter accounts by using different hacking and social engineering techniques and raised 12.86 bitcoin amounting to more than $117,000.
Twitter wrote in a blog post “This attack relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to our internal systems,”. “This was a striking reminder of how important each person on our team is in protecting our service. We take that responsibility seriously and everyone at Twitter is committed to keeping your information safe.”
Twitter and FBI launched investigations into the hack which revealed the accounts hacked included the accounts of former President Obama, President Biden and Elon Musk.