Decoded: Technology Law Insights - Issue 3, August 2020

The Editors' Note -

Welcome to the third issue of Decoded, Spilman's e-newsletter focusing on technology law, including data security, privacy standards, financing technologies, and digital-based means of conducting business....

...Three People have been Charged for Twitter’s Huge Hack, and a Florida Teen is in Jail -

"He’s accused of being the 'mastermind' behind the biggest security and privacy breach in Twitter’s history, one that took over the accounts of President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Apple, and more to perpetrate a huge bitcoin scam on July 15th."

Why this is important: This article is important because it discusses how "the biggest security and privacy breach in Twitter's history" was masterminded by a 17-year-old living in Tampa, Florida. Two others also have been charged, and an unidentified minor in California has admitted to helping sell access to Twitter accounts. According to an affidavit submitted in support of the charges, the mastermind "allegedly convinced a Twitter employee that he worked in the Twitter IT department and tricked that employee into giving him the credentials" to carry out the scam...

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