A 17-year-old teenager was arrested for the largest "hack" in Twitter history, his accomplices are 19 and 22 years old
Two weeks after the massive “hacking” of Twitter accounts, and with everything and the FBI involved, the first three perpetrators are already detained and have charges against them of fraud, computer intrusion and money laundering. The most recent arrest was that of a teenager just 17 years old in Tampa, Florida, where the FBI and the Secret Service participated in his capture.
As a minor, his identity was not disclosed, but it was said that he could face up to 30 charges, according to prosecutor Andrew Warren in a press conference taken up by The Verge. “There is a false belief in the criminal hacker community that attacks like Twitter’s can be carried out anonymously and without consequence,” prosecutor David Anderson said, arguing that this is proof that this is not the case.
Mason Sheppard, 19, who is originally from the UK, has also been charged, as well as 22-year-old Nima Fazeli.