Sentenced to three years for the attack on Twitter

Sentenced to three years for the attack on Twitter

Believed to be the mastermind behind the Twitter attack carried out last July, Graham Ivan Clark will spend the next three years behind bars. To avoid a heavier sentence, his young age: at the time of his arrest in the summer he was only 17 years old. The US justice has entrusted him to a detention facility for young criminals.

Graham Ivan Clark in prison for the Twitter hit

There are a total of 30 counts against he. The handcuffs were also released on the wrists of his two accomplices, Mason Sheppard and Nima Fazeli. The trio hacked 130 high-profile accounts on the social network, including Joe Biden's, in a matter of hours, asking their followers via targeted posts to transact in Bitcoin with a promise to return them multiplied.

I'm about to return. to the community. All Bitcoins sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $ 1,000, I will return $ 2,000. It will only do so for 30 minutes.

Other public figures affected include the likes of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates as well as some notable companies like Apple and Uber.

This guy has now been sentenced: "In a deal with prosecutors, Graham Ivan Clark agreed to serve three years in prison, followed by three years probation."

- Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) March 16, 2021

Following the arrest, the three returned the illegally stolen Bitcoins, for a total sum equivalent to approximately $ 117,000. Clark was also banned from using computers or other devices without a supervisor. In the event of a further violation, the prison term can be extended up to 10 years.

Source: The New York Times