Beijing time on August 5 morning, a 17-year-old Florida boy accused of planning hacking celebrity account hacking, leading to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other accounts were hacked. But he denied the charges on Tuesday.
Graham Clark denied 30 felony counts of fraud against him by prosecutors in Tampa, according to court records.
Clark is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday in the hope of revising his $750,000 bail and release conditions. Clark’s attorney has yet to respond.
A 19-year-old British man and a 22-year-old man from Orlando, Florida, were also charged with aiding the invasion, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Prosecutors say Mr. Clark made at least $100,000 by using celebrity accounts to raise money from unsuspecting Twitter users.
Mason Sheppard, a 19-year-old Bognor Regis man from The Uk, has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering. Orlando man Nima Fazeli was charged with aiding and abetting a crime.
In the attack, 45 hacked Twitter-certified accounts, including former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Bill Gates, posted fake tweets in mid-July that defrauded bitcoins. Twitter said the hackers may also have read some private messages, including information about elected Dutch officials.
Bitcoin public account information shows that they made more than $100,000.
Twitter has previously said that its employees were tricked into sharing account credentials. Officials provided new details on Friday, claiming that Clark “used social engineering to convince a Twitter employee that he was a colleague in the IT department and to provide the employee with proof of access to the customer service portal.” “