the attack, the accounts of numerous celebrity had been captured enter, including the Biden of the former American President, Barack Obama, the presidential candidate Joe, the Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, and Tesla chief Elon Musk. Also, company accounts, such as Apple, have been hacked. On the Accounts users in the Tweets were encouraged to send money in the crypto-currency Bitcoin to a specific account – which is connected with the promise, the amount double to repay. More than $ 100,000 came together, according to the investigator by a good 400 Transfers.
The main suspect is said to have accomplices. The Prosecutor's office in San Francisco in the state of California, where Twitter has its headquarters, said that the 19-year-old Mason from the English seaside resort of Bognor Regis would, among other things, Hacking, fraud and money laundering to the load. The one with the user name "Chae won" well-known man, could face up to 45 years in prison. The 22-year-old Nima F. from the city of Orlando in Florida, online is also known as "Rolex", is accused of aid to the unauthorized Intrusion in a Computer, what for him five years in prison could be threatened. It remained unclear whether they had already been arrested.
"There is a misconception within the community of criminal hackers that attacks such as the Twitter Hack could anonymous and without consequences to be carried out," said attorney David Anderson. The rapid law enforcement in this case show, however, that such Actions leave traces behind and quickly consequences have. The Suspects had also made errors, which would have given investigators clues to her true identity, reported the "New York Times," citing court documents. The investigations were supported by the office of the public Prosecutor, according to the Federal police, the FBI and the Secret Service. It will be determined, in order to clarify whether there were more accomplices.Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 14:20