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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   That high profile Twitter hack? The teen "mastermind" was arrested this morning in Fark's favorite state   (wfla.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fraud, Hillsborough State Attorney's Office, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, United States, felony charges, Barack Obama, Confidence trick  
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3 days ago  
17?

Damn. He'll be scooped up by a security company.
 
3 days ago  
Whar Florida tag. Whar
 
3 days ago  
That is one angry looking incel in that mugshot.

I'd ask what his FARK handle is, but let's be honest, nobody his age knows this place exists.
 
3 days ago  
Dumbass tag hacked the Florida tag?
 
3 days ago  
I profile Twitter resume entry is more like it.
 
3 days ago  
Funny how he didn't hack Repuglicans.
 
3 days ago  
He should be made a hero for getting the waste of space "verified" users silenced.
 
3 days ago  

moike: That is one angry looking incel in that mugshot.

I'd ask what his FARK handle is, but let's be honest, nobody his age knows this place exists.


Kids his age are all doing the TikityTokity with the TwitteryTwattery.
 
3 days ago  
Who says today's kids aren't motivated go-getters?
 
3 days ago  
Oh, damn. Now I have to believe he is a Script Kiddie. It's as if the article was published by the Daily Mule.
 
3 days ago  
If someone from Florida can hack twitter, I say we all give it a go. We'll take turns, every day somebody else gets to hijack the twits
 
3 days ago  
"That's right. I did it, and I'll do it again. MUHAHAHA"
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/birth of a Supervillian
//snip off his balls now, save us all trouble later
 
3 days ago  
Complete with "Florida Edgelord" mugshot goodness.
 
3 days ago  
Probably only behind six proxies
 
3 days ago  

italie: 17?

Damn. He'll be scooped up by a security company.


He chose the wrong people (rich, powerful, etc) to hack to get that honor.  Maybe in several years, but no time soon.
 
3 days ago  

Walker: "That's right. I did it, and I'll do it again. MUHAHAHA"
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/birth of a Supervillian
//snip off his balls now, save us all trouble later


I bet he still hears the voice of his dead mother.
 
3 days ago  
He looks like he is already wearing a wig over his chrome dome, something that surely won't happen until he is through puberty or into his twenties at the latest.
 
3 days ago  

fark account name: Probably only behind six proxies


even the safe 7 proxies dont do any good when you immediately go around blabbing to any news organization that will listen to you
 
3 days ago  

Walker: "That's right. I did it, and I'll do it again. MUHAHAHA"
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/birth of a Supervillian
//snip off his balls now, save us all trouble later


Bruh, that isn't a supervillian, that is just some loser who thinks the world owes him something. He would likely end up in some kind of mass shooting after publishing some kind of nonsense online about how the world has mistreated him and made him feel less than other people. In reality he was treated exactly like everyone around him he is just a sociopath that believes he has earned more just for being who he is and is being denied those treasures by sluts and people of color.

That is for sure not the mugshot of any kind of criminal mastermind.
 
3 days ago  
That would explain the penny ante bitcoin scheme instead of using the access for more lucrative market manipulations.
 
3 days ago  
Does he double as a Wal Mart greeter?
 
3 days ago  
Zero Cool?
What happened to you man?
 
3 days ago  
Which state is that, subs? Drunken stupor?
 
3 days ago  

The Googles Do Nothing: moike: That is one angry looking incel in that mugshot.

I'd ask what his FARK handle is, but let's be honest, nobody his age knows this place exists.

Kids his age are all doing the TikityTokity with the TwitteryTwattery.


Damn kids, always twattering their Facepage pals.
 
3 days ago  

Wesdog: Walker: "That's right. I did it, and I'll do it again. MUHAHAHA"
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/birth of a Supervillian
//snip off his balls now, save us all trouble later

Bruh, that isn't a supervillian, that is just some loser who thinks the world owes him something. He would likely end up in some kind of mass shooting after publishing some kind of nonsense online about how the world has mistreated him and made him feel less than other people. In reality he was treated exactly like everyone around him he is just a sociopath that believes he has earned more just for being who he is and is being denied those treasures by sluts and people of color.

That is for sure not the mugshot of any kind of criminal mastermind.


Well "Supervillian" was the wrong word, I just wanted to use that phrase, but yeah he looks like he would shoot up a school or pull an Elliot Rodgers.

He looks all tough in his booking photo, but once he is taken to jail/juvie/wherever, and thrown in with the general population, he will be crying for mommy. Not many "hackers' in there, mostly violent people looking to do more violence and your smug face makes a perfect target.
 
3 days ago  
soon
 
3 days ago  

Walker: "That's right. I did it, and I'll do it again. MUHAHAHA"
[Fark user image 850x478]


And I'd have got away with it, too, if it weren't for those pesky Farkers feds.
 
3 days ago  
It doesn't say much for Twitter security that so many high-profile accounts could be breached by a 17 year old working alone.

Someone with money and malicious intent could have done a lot of damage to the financial markets (think false information to move stock prices), or even to world peace, with the level of access this guy got.

This is the kind of breach that should never happen. If Twitter can't stop this, then high profile people need to stop using it.
 
3 days ago  
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I thought he looked familiar.

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3 days ago  
This kid is going places, maybe not anywhere anyone sane would want to go, but definitely going places
 
3 days ago  

Walker: "That's right. I did it, and I'll do it again. MUHAHAHA"
[Fark user image 850x478]
/birth of a Supervillian
//snip off his balls now, save us all trouble later


/Shakes a  tiny fin.
 
3 days ago  
The day after the hack, White House officials were concerned about President Donald Trump's Twitter account, which he uses daily to push out news and other information. They assured the public that his account has extra protections.

I bet it's a biatch for him to change his password when he forgets it.  I mean, like, he's at Camp David and he keeps his login info on a text file on his desktop, which is back at the White House.  And he never signed up for Gmail, so he can't sign in with Google.  And he has no Facebook page so he can't sign in with Facebook.  Bet it's a real PITA when that happens.
 
3 days ago  

Wadded Beef: Walker: "That's right. I did it, and I'll do it again. MUHAHAHA"
[Fark user image 850x478]
/birth of a Supervillian
//snip off his balls now, save us all trouble later


Why, I bet he still hears the voice of his dead motherwouldn't even hurt a fly...

// every boy's best friend is his mother
 
3 days ago  
I gotta say... considering the mayhem that he could have caused, separating some dummies from their bitcoins seems very benign. Promising to give someone double the amount of imaginary money that they give you (and, arguably, following through on that) is sort of poetic. I almost respect it.

Almost.
 
3 days ago  
The day after the hack, White House officials were concerned about President Donald Trump's Twitter account, which he uses daily to push out fakenews and other misinformation. They assured the public that his account has extra protections.


edits in big bold unless fark scripts mess it up.
 
3 days ago  
And you thought us all in Fla was stupid.

Back to my meth
 
3 days ago  
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No, it's Joshua! He's still playing the game! He's gonna start a war!
 
3 days ago  
Crash Override?!

Yo, I thought you was black!
 
3 days ago  
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The ship has sailed on a Neuromancer movie, but I liked Count Zero just as much.  Would make a fine movie, with enough exposition on the AI/cyberspace plotline.

This kid even looks kinda like I imagined The Count.
 
3 days ago  

italie: 17?

Damn. He'll be scooped up by a security company.


I thought it was all social engineering? More charm than skill.
 
3 days ago  

brantgoose: He looks like he is already wearing a wig over his chrome dome, something that surely won't happen until he is through puberty or into his twenties at the latest.


Chromedome? No.
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Definitely Charles
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3 days ago  
He's no Crash Override, but he's around 100lbs lighter than I expected him to be.
 
3 days ago  

almejita: The day after the hack, White House officials were concerned about President Donald Trump's Twitter account, which he uses daily to push out news and other information. They assured the public that his account has extra protections.

I bet it's a biatch for him to change his password when he forgets it.  I mean, like, he's at Camp David and he keeps his login info on a text file on his desktop, which is back at the White House.  And he never signed up for Gmail, so he can't sign in with Google.  And he has no Facebook page so he can't sign in with Facebook.  Bet it's a real PITA when that happens.


Why? He probably just uses 1-2-3-4-5.
 
2 days ago  
I read about this "hack" somewhere this week (sorry, can't remember where) and apparently it was not a brilliant hack.

Maybe this one? https://www.wired.com/story/twit​ter-ha​ck-could-have-been-much-worse/

Or this? https://www.vice.com/en_us/arti​cle/jgx​d3d/twitter-insider-access-panel-accou​nt-hacks-biden-uber-bezos

(shrug)
 
2 days ago  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how he didn't hack Repuglicans.


Well, he didn't hack any individual account. He got admin access to Twitter itself.

Not using that to fark with Trump's account was probably the only smart choice he made, since that would have gone nuclear (probably literally).
 
2 days ago  
Let me guess: His only friends in the world are Ratticus and Hornicus? :P

/obscure?
 
2 days ago  

almejita: The day after the hack, White House officials were concerned about President Donald Trump's Twitter account, which he uses daily to push out news and other information. They assured the public that his account has extra protections.



We'll know someone's hacked it when it doesn't sound like the ravings of a lunatic.
 
2 days ago  
Social media is a cancer.  Way too easy to spread misinformation and too many eager to swallow it.
 
2 days ago  
Of all the possible reasons to hack some of the most important Twitter accounts.

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2 days ago  
I'm betting the 'hack' was:  *ring* *ring* "Hello, I am John Twitter, owner of Twitter and I seem to have misplaced my username and password. Can you give me access to everything?"
 
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