Hearing for Florida Teen Accused of Hacking Twitter Gets Hacked

first_imgProsecutors believe that Clark was able to gain access by convincing a Twitter employee that he was a co-worker.He is facing numerous charges, including 17 counts of communications fraud and 11 counts of fraudulent use of personal information.Clark was arrested last Friday and entered the not-guilty pleas on Tuesday.The judge denied a motion to reduce Clark’s bond. He remains in jail, with bond set at $725,000.The next hearing is scheduled for October 7. Officials say it will be password protected. In an ironic twist, a bond hearing for a Tampa teen accused of recently hacking the Twitter accounts of politicians, celebrities and technology moguls got hacked this week.The bond hearing took place over Zoom.While it was in progress, the judge and attorneys were interrupted several times by people shouting racial slurs, playing music, and even showing pornographic images.The suspect, 17-year-old Graham Clark, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts to scam people worldwide out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin on July 15.The affected accounts belong to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, former President Barack Obama, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, among others.Accused Tampa Twitter Hacker Arraigned on 30 Felony Counts Today https://t.co/nip1e0fit9 Since the Twitter bitcoin hacker didn’t turn out to be a Russian or Chinese agent, maybe the FBI should hire the Tampa teen.#Twitterhack #BitcoinScam— 850 WFTL (@850WFTL) August 4, 2020last_img

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