Twitter hack: Three charged for alleged roles, including 17-year-old ‘mastermind’ (USA Today)

USA Today: Twitter hack: Three charged for alleged roles, including 17-year-old ‘mastermind’. “Three people, including a 17-year-old Tampa teen, face charges linked to the largest breach ever on Twitter, affecting the accounts of verified figures including Bill Gates and former President Barack Obama. In a statement released Friday, the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office in Florida said the teen was the ‘mastermind’ behind the hack, which involved posting messages on high-profile Twitter accounts soliciting bitcoin.”

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