Teen Mastermind Behind Celebrity Twitter Hack Pleads Not Guilty

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Graham Ivan Clark (Courtesy: Supurkulup.com)
Graham Ivan Clark (Courtesy: Supurkulup.com)

Graham Ivan Clark, 17, the mastermind accused behind the hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts including Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Kanye West  – has been pleaded not guilty not guilty to all the allegations charged against him at Hillsborough Circuit Court.

Clark allegedly sent his address on the hacked twitter accounts of the celebrities in a bid to accumulate Bitcoin through the scam he carried out on the micro-blogging site.

The prosecutors in the case have said that Clark promised any Bitcoin sent in would be returned doubled. In all, Clark reaped $117,000 over about three hours, prosecutors said.

“Two other suspects face related charges in a California federal court — Nima Fazeli, 22, of Orlando, and Mason Sheppard, 19, of the United Kingdom. On the social media platform Discord, which has its roots in the world of online gaming, the two are known as Rolex#0373 and ever so anxious#001,” Tampa Bay Times said in a report.

“Fazeli and Sheppard operated as brokers for Discord user “Kirk#5270,” who claimed he worked for Twitter in private messages obtained by federal agents,” the report added.

Meanwhile, court documents received by the news outlet accused Clark of 17 counts of communications fraud, 11 counts of illegal use of personal information, one count of organized fraud over $5,000 and one count of illegally accessing a computer or electronic device.

The teen is presently serving a term at jail. He ison a $725,000 bail and his bail hearing is scheduled for August 5 where his attorneys are expected to argue for a reduction in the bail amount.