The teenager arrested for allegedly masterminding the recent Twitter hack comes from a community that’s been targeting crypto users for years.
The group’s attacks have one big thing in common: They take advantage of human fallibility rather than code vulnerability. These so-called social engineering attacks are growing in sophistication, and while the Twitter case is being prosecuted vigorously, the broader problem is unlikely to end soon, security experts said.
The New York Times reported the alleged mastermind was a part of the “OG” users community, which traffics in short unique online handles, such as a single character or word on social media. The hackers are also known for SIM swapping, a tactic that has long plagued the world of crypto.
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Florida resident Graham Clark was arrested on July 31. State Attorney Andrew Warren filed 30 felony charges, including