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Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by folarr(m): 9:25pm On Jul 31
A teenager in Florida has been arrested over a major Twitter hack in July, according to the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office.

On 15 July, Twitter accounts of multiple high-profile US figures were hijacked in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren has filed 30 felony charges against the teenager for "scamming people across America".

The charges include organised fraud and fraudulent use of personal information.

The attack saw high-profile accounts such as Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama and reality star Kim Kardashian West falsely tweet out requests for Bitcoin donations.

"As a cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is difficult to track and recover if stolen in a scam," Mr Warren said in a statement.

"These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they're not the primary victims here. This 'Bit-Con' was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida.

"This massive fraud was orchestrated right here in our backyard, and we will not stand for that."
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-53617198

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by overdrive(m): 9:28pm On Jul 31
Thank God no be Nigerian citizen. Never knew oyibo are into fraud as well.

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by folarr(m): 9:43pm On Jul 31
overdrive:
Thank God no be Nigerian citizen. Never knew oyibo are into fraud as well.
They've not revealed the teen's identity yet. I know some people would jump to conclusions

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by SaintHilary(m): 9:45pm On Jul 31
Nigerian Yahoo Guys are still upcoming>>

Just that their Masters which are the whites are less loud than them>> Hush puppy's whole fortune is a fraction of what a Russian hacking Ring makes>>

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by Expert17: 9:45pm On Jul 31
smiley

Pictures please....
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by brosom(m): 9:45pm On Jul 31
finally it's one of theirs, not ours

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by Chatflick(m): 9:46pm On Jul 31
Beautiful... Can't wait to become a pro hacker too cool

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by EyezofGod120: 9:46pm On Jul 31
sad Nigeria no dey top ten fraudulent country,, na our show off dey cause the problem,,,, we too dey oppress and over sabi dey worry us

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by finnestdope(m): 9:46pm On Jul 31
following
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by chiefmc: 9:46pm On Jul 31
Wow
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by ZINIBANKS: 9:46pm On Jul 31
There's scam every where just that this shithole called Nigeria is a cast country

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by OakConsultNG: 9:46pm On Jul 31
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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by swiperthefox(m): 9:47pm On Jul 31
Hmm! Thank God, it is a Nigerian this time around.
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by espn(m): 9:47pm On Jul 31
Hope he is not a Nigerian...

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by youngbravian(m): 9:47pm On Jul 31
I'm waiting for damn niga reply on this.

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by Athiefku: 9:47pm On Jul 31
folarr:

They've not revealed the teen's identity yet. I know some people would jump to conclusions
Because he is one of them

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by ainas247: 9:47pm On Jul 31
cool
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by Brendaniel: 9:47pm On Jul 31
He is a minor, the penalty will be lesser, however they did not say an american was arrested, if he was a Nigerian they will be quick to say his nationality...

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by PureGoldh(m): 9:47pm On Jul 31
Bros na computer wizard him be

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by Flytime: 9:47pm On Jul 31
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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by ojun50(m): 9:47pm On Jul 31
folarr:

They've not revealed the teen's identity yet. I know some people would jump to conclusions
Because he his not black dat why dey will not reveal his identity

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by gasparpisciotta: 9:47pm On Jul 31
He must be white

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by SmartPolician: 9:47pm On Jul 31
ZINIBANKS:
There's scam every where just that this shithole called Nigeria is a cast nation

Like most Americans would argue, Nigerians are singled out and persecuted because:

1. Online scams are common in the country, so trust is a big issue
2. Nigerians rarely report fellow Nigerian neighbors who are into online fraud
3. The authorities (like SARS) hardly prosecute fraudsters. Instead, they ask for their share of the fraud.

You see, this is why Nigeria's case is peculiar

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by folarr(m): 9:48pm On Jul 31
ojun50:

Because he his not black dat why dey will not reveal his identity
Exactly my point

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by OBTMOS(m): 9:48pm On Jul 31
He isn’t a Nigerian
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by Presh900(m): 9:48pm On Jul 31
They are saying "hack" because it's an American. If it was a Nigerian, it would have been "twitter scam"

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by JBoss25(m): 9:48pm On Jul 31
I knew they'll catch the scammer grin let him cool off his heels in prison
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by bola4dprec(m): 9:48pm On Jul 31
overdrive:
Thank God no be Nigerian citizen. Never knew oyibo are into fraud as well.
They were into different types of crime.
White Terrorism called colonization
White fraud called smartness

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Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by Happyfela(m): 9:49pm On Jul 31
Matter of time
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by crackhouse(m): 9:49pm On Jul 31
Huspuppi brother.
Re: Twitter Hack: Florida Teenager Arrested by brightovio007(m): 9:49pm On Jul 31
Na only black dey hack account, Oyibo na Saint.

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