The mastermind behind the cyberattack that affected Twitter shares and its reputation around the world, was only a teenager. Graham Ivan Clark was the mastermind of the hacking, but he had several accomplices. More information, next.
What is the first image that comes to mind when you think about a hacker? A guy in his mom’s garage with lights off and several computer monitors with crazy numbers around him right? Well, that isn't far from what has happened. The only difference? This kid lived alone in a house in Tampa, Florida.
FBI got their best cyber-attack employees to work on the case (some of them were hackers that reduce their sentence by working with the authorities) and know how to enter this crazy Internet world.
The attack was designed using social engineering. What is that? A technique criminals use to manipulate certain people who have access to the secrets of companies, "fishing" information where they can later hack into the systems. Now you know if your "cousin from Nigeria" wants you to give him your credit card info for "your inheritance", be aware, they could be your next door neighbor!