Graham Ivan Clark, the teenager who managed to hack the high-profile Twitter accounts of various celebrities and corporates last year, has now agreed to a jail sentence for three years. Also, he’ll be put under probation for an additional three years after that, effectively releasing in 2026. He’s charged for a Bitcoin scam that earned him about $120,000 in Bitcoin.
Twitter Scammer Jailed For 3 Years
If you remember, several high-profile accounts in Twitter last year were breached in a coordinated attack and been used for a Bitcoin scam. Popular accounts hacked in this incident include Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and even Joe Biden.
Also, several corporate accounts have been breached includes Apple, Uber, Binance, Gemini, Coinbase, etc. All these were captured to conduct a scam, which asked their respective followers to send Bitcoin to a certain address, to get double the amount being sent. Many have fallen for this trick, and eventually sent money and fooled.
An investigation into this incident revealed that a hacker was able to get hold of Twitter’s support accounts, by tricking some Twitter employees using a social engineering technique like phone spear phishing. As they got hold of the accounts, they were able to see direct messages of a few and even sold access to some accounts for others.
All this activity was coordinated by Graham Ivan Clark, who was a teenager when performed in July last year and turned 18 this January. He, along with other culprits like Mason Sheppard (Chaewon) from Bognor Regis, United Kingdom, and Nima Fazeli (Rolex) from Orlando, Florida was also arrested.
Now, after the court hearing, Graham Ivan Clark agreed to all the crimes he committed and received a jail sentence of three years. After which, he’ll be on probation period for another three years. All the seven months he was in jail now will be counted in his term, making him free in mid-2026. Also, his judge mentioned that all the money ($120,000 in Bitcoins) earned from the scam was returned to law enforcement.