On July 15, several celebrities were hacked on Twitter. The 17-year-old suspect is said to have already cheated on his teammates in Minecraft.
Twitter hacker started his career in Minecraft
Three weeks ago, the Twitter accounts of celebrities were like Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Bill Gates chopped. With the promise to double the amount, they suddenly asked their followers to send them bitcoins. As the New York Times reports, the police have now arrested a suspect: a 17-year-old who has already cheated on his teammates in Minecraft.
The teenager is supposed to be the mastermind behind the Group of Bitcoin scammers have been. However, his earlier machinations in the block game were much less complicated. On servers for the “Minecraft Hardcore Factions“He sold equipment and usernames to his teammates. However, after they sent him money, he disappeared and blocked the buyers.
The article describes how the alleged Twitter scammer later turned to Fortnite, became interested in bitcoins, and joined a hacking forum. He got access to the Twitter accounts when he was able to convince an employee to belong to the IT department and him hand over important access data.
As reported in the Tagesschau, the fraud could over $ 100,000 be generated. However, experts claim that the damage could have been significantly greater if he had tried to call for a donation or a political message.
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