"This is like the original hackers from the 1980s and 1990s; they were very good at conning people and getting them to give their credentials", Dickson said.
Mr Williams also said he was conflicted about whether Mr Clark should be charged as an adult.
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Two teenagers and a 22-year-old were charged with hacking the Twitter Inc accounts of famous people including former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, the Department of Justice said on Friday.More news: Fauci testifies on coronavirus response
According to NBC affiliate WFLA, 30 felony charges were filed against 17-year-old Graham Clark this week for "scamming people across America" regarding the Twitter hack that happened on July 15. "This "Bit-Con" was created to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida", Warren said in a statement. "They worked quickly to investigate and identify the perpetrator of a sophisticated and extensive fraud", State Attorney Warren said.
Sheppard is facing charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and the intentional access of a protected computer; while Fazeli is facing a charge of aiding and abetting the intentional access of a protected computer.
Warren said his office was handling the prosecution because Florida law allows greater flexibility than federal law to charge a minor as an adult in a case like this.
The Twitter update acknowledged that since the hack occurred, many have raised questions and concerns about the levels of employee access to users' accounts. "We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf".More news: Remember These Names: Meet the Stars From Beyoncé's Black Is King
As alleged in the complaints, the scam bitcoin account received more than 400 transfers worth more than $100,000.
On July 15, Twitter faced the biggest security lapse in its history after an attacker managed to hijack almost 130 high-profile twitter accounts, including Barack Obama, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Uber, and Apple. Kirk had offered him and Sheppard, who goes by the name "ever so anxious", to serve as middlemen in the sale of a collection of much coveted "OG" Twitter handles, for which he said they could take a cut. He added, "But make no mistake, this was not an ordinary 17-year-old". It's also possible the hackers got a call from the company's legitimate help line by spoofing the number, he said. "I believe he didn't do it. In particular, I want to say to would-be offenders, break the law, and we will find you", he said in a statement. "I'm devastated", she told NBC News.
"The hackers allegedly compromised over 100 social media accounts and scammed both the account users and others who sent money based on their fraudulent solicitations", said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.More news: Trump says he plans to ban TikTok from US