Decrypted: How a teen hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

Decrypted: How a teen hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

A 17-year-old Florida teen is implicated of committing among the year’s biggest and most prominent hacks: Twitter. A federal 30-count indictment submitted in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark utilized a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to get to an internal “admin” tool […] In the teen’s defense, the attack might have been much worse. Rather of pushing a fraud that guaranteed to”double your money,”Clark and his compatriots could have wreaked havoc. With control of some of the world’s most popular Twitter accounts, Clark was for a few hours in July one of the most powerful effective individuals the world. If found guilty, the teenager could invest his better years behind bars….