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  • Remember the Twitter accounts that got pwned, with a Bitcoin come-on?

    Posted on July 31st, 2020 at 13:35 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Nation-state, right? These superhackers took over the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Uber, Warren Buffet, and many others.

    Looks like the mastermind is a world-renowned ace North Korean hacker… oh… wait a sec…

    Here’s what an NBC affiliate in Tampa now says:

    A Tampa teenager is in jail after being accused of hacking several high-profile Twitter accounts, according to the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office… 30 felony charges were filed against the 17-year-old this week for “scamming people across America” regarding the Twitter hack that happened on July 15.

    Imagine what could have been.

    UPDATE: Brian Krebs has more of the story. Three people charged.