A 17-year-old from Tampa arrested in connection to the recent Twitter hack

@JohnKu (2432)
August 1, 2020 6:25am CST
Just recently several prominent figures on Twitter got hacked. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Ex-president Barack Obama were among the few that got their Twitter accounts compromised. After gaining control of these high-net individuals, the hackers proceed to launch their scam campaign with promise of great return, provided that potential investors send them first a number of Bitcoin. In the end, they were able to swindle about $100,000 from innocent Twitter users. And just today, the mastermind behind this hack has been revealed by the police as a 17-year-old from Tampa named Graham Ivan Clark. It's sad to see such a young teen with great potential did this.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2020/07/31/17-year-old-in-tampa-arrested-for-hack-of-prominent-twitter-accounts/
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@fluffy69 (4328)
1 Aug
Oh that's ridiculous i hope he learned about what happen
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
He should since he'll spending his time in prison for some time I believe.
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@myklj999 (45858)
• United States
1 Aug
And he'll go on to teach classes at some black-hat Gubmint school for deviant spies or some such thing.
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
Ahahaha.
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@marlina (105314)
• Canada
1 Aug
Very sad when you see a young mind like this use his talent to do negative things,
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
Yah, he should use his genius to do something worthwhile.
@DianneN (182743)
• United States
1 Aug
A waste of talent to do such devious things. Shame on him!
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
Shame on him and two other hackers, who are all still young.
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@DianneN (182743)
• United States
1 Aug
@JohnKu Shame on any hacker for doing wrong.
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
@DianneN Shame on any criminals for their wrongdoings.
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@sophie09 (19001)
• Indonesia
1 Aug
That is such a shame. He has such a skill but he is doing something bad
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
I see many of young geniuses do crime sadly.
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@sophie09 (19001)
• Indonesia
1 Aug
@JohnKu that is really sad
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
Problem is that they want quick way to richness.
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1 Aug
DAMN ! ! see right there tells us that the youth of OUR time has gone to CRAP this is the NEW generation that's killing our world as we ONCE knew it to be.
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
To be honest, I'm torn on this notion. In my country, the young generation is hardworking and diligent. Maybe that's not the case in other countries.
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1 Aug
@JohnKu not here that's for sure,
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
@hardtimes1958 That's sad to see. I also heard that the education system in US is kinda outdated and bad. The government should invest more into the education sector than spending like crazy on arms and missiles.
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@CarolDM (87078)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Aug
He is just the one that got caught. Imagine the others still out there.
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@JohnKu (2432)
2 Aug
I heard certain countries even pay hackers to attack others, like North Korea.
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@CarolDM (87078)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Aug
@JohnKu I am not surprised.
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@just4him (214037)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Aug
I heard about that. I'm glad he was caught.
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
I hope other social media can learn from this, and improve their security.
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@just4him (214037)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Aug
@JohnKu That would be good.
@moonandstars (39777)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
2 Aug
i am surprised as well. maybe fbi will recruit him?
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@JohnKu (2432)
3 Aug
Maybe FBI will recruit him after he serving his time, yes.
1 Aug
What is sad is they will come down on him and use him as an example for any would be hackers.
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
Not all hackers are bad. There's also the so-called "ethical hackers" that help webmasters to find vulnerabilities on their sites.
@Janet357 (53669)
1 Aug
wow, 17 yrs old! What a brilliant hacker! but he learned his lesson.at a young age.too.
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
Hope he learned his lesson and do good things in the future.
@arunima25 (42290)
• Bangalore, India
1 Aug
That is a misuse of a genius mind. Unfortunately many criminals are genius at brain
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@JohnKu (2432)
1 Aug
Sadly yes. There are many young geniuses that gone bad for some reason.