How the Alleged Twitter Hackers Got Caught

Offers included $5,000 for “@xx,” which would later be compromised.That exact same morning, someone going by “Chaewon” on the online forum OGUsers started promoting access to any Twitter account. In a post titled “Pulling email for any Twitter/Taking Requests,” Chaewon listed costs as $250 to change the email address associated with any account, and up to $3,000 for account access. Later, to assist back up his claim, Kirk # 5270 appears to have actually altered the e-mail address tied to the Twitter account @foreign to an email address belonging to Rolex # 0373.

Deals included $5,000 for “@xx,” which would later be compromised.That exact same early morning, somebody going by “Chaewon” on the online forum OGUsers began advertising access to any Twitter account. In a post entitled “Pulling email for any Twitter/Taking Requests,” Chaewon noted rates as $250 to change the e-mail address associated with any account, and up to $3,000 for account gain access to. Later on, to help back up his claim, Kirk # 5270 appears to have actually changed the email address connected to the Twitter account @foreign to an email address belonging to Rolex # 0373. In exchange, Rolex got to keep @foreign for himself.By around 2 pm ET on July 15, at least 10 Twitter accounts had been stolen, according to the criminal grievances, but the hackers still appeared focused on desirable or brief handles like @drug and @xx and @vampire, rather than stars and tech magnates.

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