Young hacker Ivan Clark hacked the account of famous rap star Kanye West and conducted fraudulent cryptocurrency operations. In one day, he managed to get 100 thousand dollars in bitcoins.
But the American police are not dozing, and the young «genius» was caught. At the time of the commission of the crime, he was 17 years old, and as a minor, he was able to avoid the minimum sentence, which provides for 10 years in prison for adult criminals.
Ivan Clark made a deal with the investigation, so he received a minimum sentence of three years behind bars with three years of probation after exit to freedom.
Hillsborough Attorney Andrew Warren is sure that the crime should not only be punished, but Clark himself should be brought to much stricter responsibility so that other potential hackers do not want to repeat his path.
If Ivan Clark violates the conditions of probation after release, then he will face a term of 10 years behind bars.
According to prosecutors, the teenager published fake tweets to convince users to send bitcoins to his accounts.
He was attached to the accounts of famous politicians and artists, including the account of current US President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama.
On suspicion of cryptocurrency fraud, the Florida State Police arrested two more hackers who organized mass fraud with bitcoins. While the investigation continues.