The teenager allegedly behind the Twitter hack and how he did it


The pivotal moment of the worst hack in Twitter Inc. history sounded like something millions of Americans would find trivial. It was a call from IT. Or at least it seemed to be.

In fact, the call came from a Florida teenager who convinced a Twitter employee he was a colleague, according to prosecutors, who disclosed their case last week. Persuasion was a key leap forward for months of recognition that finally allowed the 17-year-old to gain access to a multitude of Twitter accounts, including Barack …


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