Hackers involved in the high-profile hijacking of Twitter accounts last week are believed to be a group of young friends with no links to state or organized crime.
Sources say the attack started with a playful message between hackers on the platform Discord (a chat service popular with gamers).
They included one man in his early 20s who lives on the West Coast and says he works for Twitter… and a19-year-old who lives in his mom's basement in England!!!
Their initial scheme brought in thousands of dollars, the “Twitter employee” went rogue, hijacking 130 high-profile accounts and posting requests to send bitcoin to a wallet address he set up.
Source: Daily Mail.
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