Summary: A Florida teenager suspected of orchestrating the Twitter hack which targeted high-profile accounts to advertise a Bitcoin scam has been arrested, as reported by local outlet WFLA. The suspect is a 17-year-old boy named Graham Clark. The Hillsborough State Attorney filed 30 felony charges against the teen for the cyber attack launched on July 15. ...

A Florida teenager suspected of orchestrating the Twitter hack which targeted high-profile accounts to advertise a Bitcoin scam has been arrested, as reported by local outlet WFLA.

The suspect is a 17-year-old boy named Graham Clark. The Hillsborough State Attorney filed 30 felony charges against the teen for the cyber attack launched on July 15. The state attorney reports that $100,000 worth of Bitcoin was collected in just one day.

The hack included breaching the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk and several prominent crypto exchanges. Twitter thanked authorities for working quickly to identify a suspect in a tweet on Friday, July 31.

By Emily Mason