Three people have been charged their alleged involvement the massive hacking attack Twitter that took place July the 15th. Hackers hacked 130 high-profile accounts, including those former US President Barack Obama, presidential candidate Joe Biden, rapper Kanye West, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The accounts companies Apple and Uber were also breached. The hack was part a bitcoin scam. The perpetrators compromised Twitter's administrative tools to gain access to the accounts. They then altered the accounts to post legitimate-looking tweets that informed followers they could double any funds sent to a bitcoin account.
The three suspects were arrested Friday. One is a 19-year-old the United Kingdom, the other two are American citizens aged 17 and 22. The 17-year-old is a resident Florida. State investigators believe him to be the mastermind the hack. A state attorney has filed 30 felony charges him "scamming people across America". The teen faces multiple charges, including 10 counts fraudulent use of personal information. A lawyer told CNN: "There is a false belief the criminal hacker community that attacks the Twitter hack can be perpetrated anonymously and consequence." The hack resulted in 415 transfers being made the suspects' bitcoin accounts, worth nearly $118,000.