Twitter hacker sentenced to five years in prison for crypto scam

Twitter hacker sentenced to five years in prison for crypto scam

The alleged teenage mastermind behind the Twitter breach, Graham Ivan Clark, pleaded guilty in 2021 and received a three-year prison sentence. In addition to O’Connor’s five-year imprisonment, he will also face three years of supervised release after completing his prison term. Furthermore, he is required to forfeit the $794,000 he acquired through fraudulent means during the hack.

The severity of the sentence reflects the gravity of O’Connor’s actions and sends a strong message regarding the consequences of engaging in cyber crimes of this nature. The 2020 Twitter hack not only compromised the privacy and security of numerous high-profile individuals but also shook public trust in online platforms and highlighted the vulnerabilities of major social media networks.