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US, UK teens charged in Twitter hack that hit Elon Musk, Obama

Aug 01, 2020 15:45 IST

Two men and a teenager were charged for their alleged involvement in a massive Twitter breach on July 15 that compromised the accounts of major public figures, including the likes of Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Bill Gates, to rob people of more than $100,000 in bitcoin. The suspects include a 19-year-old British man as well as a 22-year-old man and a 17-year -old teenager from Florida, US. Earlier, Twitter said in a statement that the hackers used a phone spear phishing attack to gain access to a "small number" of its employees’ data that provided access to management tools.

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