The 17-year-old Tampa resident, who was arrested Friday, was hit with 30 felony charges in connection with the hack, according to Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.
“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here,” Warren said in a statement. “This ‘Bit-Con’ was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida. This massive fraud was orchestrated right here in our backyard, and we will not stand for that.”
The Florida teen was the “mastermind” of the hack, according to a statement from Warren’s office.
That kind of implies that other arrests are coming or perhaps have already been made. Either way, this is huge. Expect more news to come shortly.
UPDATE: Here’s more. A Justice Department release has three people charged in connection to this hack. We only know of one that was arrested (the 17 y/o) in Florida. So I have to assume that the other two are still outstanding.