Three people have been charged for their alleged involvement in massive hacking attack on Twitter that took place on July 15th. Hackers hacked into 130 high-profile accounts, including those of former US President Barack Obama, presidential candidate Joe Biden, rapper Kanye West, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. accounts of companies like Apple and Uber were also breached. hack was part of bitcoin scam. perpetrators compromised Twitter's administrative tools to gain access to accounts. They then altered accounts to post legitimate-looking tweets that informed followers they could double any funds sent to bitcoin account.
three suspects were arrested on Friday. One is 19-year-old from United Kingdom, other two are American citizens aged 17 and 22. The 17-year-old is resident of Florida. State investigators believe him to be mastermind of hack. A state attorney has filed 30 felony charges against him for "scamming people across America". teen faces multiple charges, including 10 counts of fraudulent use of personal information. lawyer told CNN: "There is false belief within criminal hacker community that attacks like Twitter hack can be perpetrated anonymously and without consequence." hack resulted in 415 transfers being made into suspects' bitcoin accounts, worth nearly $118,000.