Graham Clark, the teenage hacker behind last year’s Twitter Bitcoin scam attack that involved the takeover of dozens of celebrity accounts on the microblogging website yesterday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to only three years in prison as part of his plea deal.
Graham will serve just slightly over 2 years as the 229 days of time served since his arrest are part of the sentence. He was sentenced as a “youthful offender,” which lessened his prison time and also opens up the possibility that he can serve some of his sentences at a boot camp,
Graham has been banned from using computers without permission and without supervision from law enforcement.
On July 15th, 2020, Graham orchestrated the hack that went on to become one of the most famous cybersecurity incidents in Twitter’s history. He hacked accounts belonging to high-profile users like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden and used them to promote a bitcoin scam making the young man over $100,000 in cryptocurrency in just minutes.