The prosecutor's office of the U.S. in California, said the 19-year-old Mason “Chaewon” Sheppard from Britain, along with Nima Fazeli, 22, from Florida, facing criminal charges in connection with the case.
No further details were released about the third person by US officials. However, state attorneys in Florida have announced separate criminal charges against a 17-year-old man who is accused of committing a massive breach of profile of famous Twitter users.
The Twitter attack included a combination of "technical violations and social engineering" that allowed them hacker to invade the accounts of politicians, celebrities and musicians, according to federal prosecutors.
"This case serves as an excellent example of how money monitoring, international cooperation and public-private partnerships can work successfully to eliminate a perceived anonymous criminal enterprise," said the IRS special agent. Kelly jackson.
Florida prosecutors say 30 charges have been filed against a 17-year-old Florida resident, whom they describe as her "brain" attack her.
According to the Hillsborough Attorney General, Andrew warren, the accused was arrested in Tampa and will be tried as an adult in Florida. The attack on Twitter came through phone spear phishing, which allowed hackers to take control of the accounts of celebrities such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and former US President Barack Obama, and tricked some people into sending Bitcoin. .