A teenager in Tampa, FL has been arrested as the alleged “mastermind” behind the July 15th Twitter hack that targeted high-profile accounts
Tampa TV station News Channel 8 obtained exclusive information about the arrest of he 17-year-old who is unnamed at this time because he is under the
age of 18.
State Attorney Andrew Warren of Hillsborough County filed 30 felony charges against the teen this week for “scamming people across America”
in connection with the July 15th Twitter hack. The charges include 1 count of organized fraud, 17 counts of communications fraud, 1 count of fraudulent use of personal information and 1 count of access to computer or electronic device without authority.
The suspect was found after the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice conducted a “complex, nationwide investigation” according to the Florida State Attorney’s office.