Back in July, Twitter faced one of the biggest hacks in its history, where a group of attackers invaded the private Twitter accounts of high profile for a bitcoin scam. These hackers posted Tweets regarding bitcoin funds, and each of the posts had the same account number. The matter was recognized earlier, and investigations were started immediately.
Three attackers were initially found to be the people behind the entire incident; however, the New York Times reported today that one more 16-year-old teenager from Massachusetts had been suspected. The new member of the gang is apparently the youngest one, and the group is now totaled as consisting of four individuals.
Well, it has not been discovered yet who was the one having an internal connection with Twitter; however, the 17-year-old teen Graham Clark is assumed to be the mastermind behind the entire plan. Graham has now also been charged with 30 felonies. Other members of the gang including, 22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando and 19-year-old Mason John Sheppard from the UK, have already been announced their punishments.
Clark was found to be responsible for posting the scam Tweets from the private accounts of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and dozens of others. Now, the unnamed 16-year-old teenager is also suspected of being equally responsible in the posting of these Tweets. People counted this detail as a crucial one because Clark was believed to be the only one having control over the internal tools.
The New York Times has not disclosed the name of the youngest member specifically because he is not currently being charged but is confirmed to be involved in the attack. Just because he is a minor, and the federal law doesn’t allow the authorities to charge a person under the age of 18, the case will be handled differently. However, the authorities were issued a search warrant against the individual, and right after that, the FBI raided his residence where he lives with his parents.
Not much information is gathered about the teen except that he has practiced a social engineering hack known as “vishing,” where the attacker phishes the employees from tech companies in order to steal user’s login credentials. He also practiced other hacking methods, including SIM Swapping, where he met Clark.
The New York Times also noticed that these attackers might have met at an online website OGusers.com which is an online platform where unique and rare handles are sold.