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Florida teenager arrested over hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts including Obama and Elon Musk

Independent Friday, 31 July 2020 ()
A 17-year-old "mastermind" behind the massive hack of high-profile Twitter accounts in an alleged bitcoin scam was arrested during an early morning raid in Florida on Friday. The Tampa teenager is facing 30 felony charges over the "Bit-Con" hack of famous celebrities, politicians and business leaders including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and many others. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said the extensive fraud was sophisticated and used famous personalities to target regular Americans.
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News video: Three charged with high-profile Twitter hacks

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The U.S. Justice Department announced charges on Friday in the hacking of the Twitter accounts of numerous high-profile figures. Gavino Garay reports.

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