July 31 2020 5:31pm

Teen allegedly behind large Twitter hack eliciting Bitcoin facing 30 felony charges

A 17-year-old was allegedly behind the large Twitter hack on July 15 of prominent accounts, including former president Barack Obama and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and is now facing 30 felony charges for “scamming people across America,” the Hillsborough County State Attorney announced in Tampa, Fla. Friday. The teen is being prosecuted in Florida where the state attorney, Andrew Warren, says laws make it easier for the 17-year-old to be charged as an adult in a financial crimes case.

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