Remember the time of the infamous Twitter hack of 2020? Maybe some of you might already forget it– with all the happenings in the world.
Yet for famous people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama and others, the name of 17-year-old Graham Clark was kind of unforgettable. That’s why a documentary series– based on this story– are reportedly at works right now.
Who is Graham Clark?
Graham Clark, a 17-year-old teenager from Florida, is one of the known Twitter hacker of 2020.
On July 15, this year, Clark along with other hackers in his group, managed to open and control the posts of few popular Twitter accounts in the world.
Most reports even called this account breach as one of the massive cyberattack of the year.
“Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. ” [Love] to our teammates working hard to make this right.”
All blue-checked verified Twitter accounts of tech billionaires Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates were found compromised. Even well-known politicians President-elect Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama, joined the list.
Additionally, personalities like husband and wife, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, had their Twitter accounts hacked on the same day.
To make the hacking worse, all of the accounts of these personalities were found posting “free bitcoins,” or double winnings for all their followers. Once they visited the link, the money they invested will be then, disappear from their accounts.
An estimated total of $100,000 worth of money were reportedly stolen from people who visited and invested their money on the page.
As the investigation started, the authorities found out that most of the hackers of the said breach were teenagers– led by a 17-year-old named Graham Clark.
Clark, on July 31, was immediately arrested by the police officers in Tampa, Florida, as the alleged ‘mastermind’ of the crime.
Luckily, Twitter found a way to delete all fake posts and remove the hackers’ access on the compromised accounts.
“We’re continuing to limit the ability to Tweet, reset your password, and some other account functionalities while we look into this. Thanks for your patience.” At 8:41PM ET, Twitter said “most” verified accounts should be able to tweet, adding, “As we continue working on a fix, this functionality may come and go.”
How did it all happen?
When the name of teenager Graham Clark found its way to the press, many were intrigued on how the group poked a hole inside, one of the most-used social media platform Twitter’s security system.
Interestingly, The New York Times was able to published an interview with the called teenager hackers.
This show could possibly explain how Clark and other hackers entered the system of the platform. And how others could also do it on another.