Welp, the Twitter hacker is reportedly a 17-year-old in Florida

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Welp, the Twitter hacker is reportedly a 17-year-old in Florida

Move over, Florida Man. Florida Teen is here to do your dirty work.

A 17-year-old in Tampa, Florida has reportedly been arrested for being the "mastermind" behind the July 15 Twitter hack that took over the profiles of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and 42 other accounts in order to push a cryptocurrency scam.

According to a report from Florida's local NBC news Channel 8, jail records and the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office show that authorities booked the teenager on "one count of organized fraud, 17 counts of communications fraud, one count of fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 or 30 or more victims, 10 counts of fraudulent use of personal information and one count of access to computer or electronic device without authority." Read more...

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