According to the US Department of Justice, a man living in Bognor Regis on the south coast of the US is one of three individuals charged over one of the major Twitter hacks.

Charges were filed against Mason Sheppard,19 by the Californian authorities.

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed it had searched a property with police in Bognor Regis.

Nima Fazeli of Orlando and a teenager in Tampa were also charged in Florida.

Nefarious Hacking, either for fun or profit would not pay off said David L Anderson - the US Attorney after the arrests.

In a bitcoin scam on 15th of July, multiple high-profile Twitter accounts of US figures were hacked.

The list of hacked account included President Barak Obama, reality star Kim Kardashian West, Entrepreneur Elon Musk, Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates, and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos. A false tweet requesting for bitcoin donation was founded on these accounts.

There is a pseudo belief among criminal hackers that attacks as Twitter hack committed unknowingly and without any consequences, said the US Attorney.

He added: "Criminal conduct over the Internet may feel stealthy to the people who perpetrate it, but there is nothing stealthy about it. In particular, I want to say to would-be offenders, break the law, and we will find you."

The charges against the teenager who is 17 years old entail 10 counts of fraudulent use of personal information, 17 counts of communication fraud, one fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 on either 30 or more victims, one access to computer or electronic devices without authorization and one organized fraud.

State Attorney Warren said He is 17-year old kid who might have recently graduated high school. But according to Warren, he is not nan ordinary 17-years old kid as this was the highly refined attack on an extent that has never seen before.

Twitter said in a statement: "We appreciate the swift actions of law enforcement in this investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case progresses.


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