The United States authorities announced this Friday the arrest of a 17-year-old man suspected of “hacking” accounts on the Twitter social network to get other users to send him bitcoins.
Hillsborough District Attorney General’s Office, Andre Warren, has stated that the detainee is resident in the US city of Tampa, Florida, and stressed that “the crimes were committed using the names of famous people but not.” They are the main victims. “
“This bitcoin was designed to steal money from ordinary Americans across the country, including Florida. This massive scam has been staged in our own garden and we won’t be doing nothing,” he said, according to the television broadcaster. American CNBC.
Prosecutors have filed a total of 30 charges against the suspect, including organized fraud, communication fraud, fraudulent use of personal information, and unauthorized access to a computer or electronic device.