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Twitter hack carried out by group of young people: New York Times Updated: 2020-07-19 09:42:09 KST

The culprits of the recent Twitter hacking spree have been revealed to be a group of young hackers.
According to the New York Times on Friday, the attack was not carried out by a specific country or hacker group, but by a group of young people.
The Times interviewed four individuals connected to the scam.
It started with a conversation between two hackers on the messenger platform Discord on Tuesday.
A hacker named Kirk revealed he had the authority to control Twitter accounts.
He went on to collect 180-thousand U.S. dollars by hacking some of the most prominent people on social mediaand asking their followers for Bitcoin.
It's still unknown who Kirk is and if he shared access to Twitter with anyone else.
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