The teenager, who was found guilty of organizing a massive hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts, was sent to an American prison. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 18-year-old Graham Ivan Clark was sentenced to three years in prison.
It is noted that the hacker, who gained access to the accounts, including the head of Tesla Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made a deal with the investigation and pleaded guilty to all charges.
After three years in prison, the young man will be on probation for another three years. At the time of the crime, Clark was 17 years old, in connection with which he escaped more severe punishment — for an adult American, the minimum prison term for such charges is 10 years. That is how much he can face if he breaks the law during the probationary period.
A cracker is also prohibited from using computers without permission from the police, and only under the supervision of law enforcement officers. He also agreed to conduct searches of homes that he may own and will give out passwords for all accounts he has created. Clarke also transferred all bitcoin cryptocurrency earned from the fraudulent scheme. The amount was about 117 thousand dollars.
One of the largest hacker attacks on the social network occurred on the night of July 15, 2020. The list of victims of the young hacker includes former US President Barack Obama, incumbent President Joe Biden, rapper Kanye West, businessman Michael Bloomberg, Apple and Uber corporations, and many others. In each of the profiles, approximately the same entries appeared: users were asked to transfer to their bitcoin account the amount that they were promised to return in double the amount.