A hacker in the United States has admitted that celebrities and companies have hijacked Twitter accounts for Bitcoin fraud.
Profiles such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Barack Obama were seized in a scam led by a hacker named Graham Ivan Clark.
When Clark was 17, he agreed with a Florida prosecutor for the crime and was sentenced to three years in prison.
In the July 15 incident, a number of messages were also sent about Bitcoin from the seized accounts.
In the messages, it was suggested that money would be sent here by sharing a Bitcoin account and donations would be made for future money.
For example, a share from Apple, one of the world’s largest companies, said, “We support Bitcoin and we believe you should support it. Every bitcoin you send to the following account will be refunded twice to your account.”
Bill Gates’ account also shared the message “You send $ 1,000, I’ll send you $ 2,000.”
In this fraud, which took place using the accounts of famous names, it was ensured that a bitcoin donation of $ 117,000 was secured at the cost of that period.
Twitter shares lost 4 percent after the incident.
A Twitter employee falsified it
Clark’s lawyer, who pleaded guilty, said the money obtained through fraud was transferred to the authorities to be returned to the victims.
Allegedly, Clark was able to log in as a Twitter employee and did so with two friends.
Nima Fazeli, 22, and Mason Sheppard, 19, were also charged in the case.
Ivan Clark, who has been in prison for 229 days, can spend the rest of his sentence in a training camp for juvenile delinquency.
Clark’s access to computers will be subject to the permission of the security forces for his crime.