Feds Finger Second Teen Felon In Epic Twitter Hacker

The New York Times reports that the feds have targeted a 16-year-old from Massachusetts who allegedly played a significant role in the July Twitter hack:

On Tuesday, federal agents served the teenager with a search warrant and scoured the Massachusetts home where he lives with his parents, said one of the people involved in the operation. A spokesman for the F.B.I. confirmed a search warrant had been executed at the address.

The search warrant and other documents in the case are under seal, and federal agents may decide not to charge the youth with a crime. If he is ultimately arrested, the case is likely to be handed over to Massachusetts authorities, who have more leverage than federal prosecutors in charging minors as adults. (The New York Times is not naming the teenager at this point because of his age and because he has not been charged.)

It will be interesting to see if this teenager is responsible. And if he is, he’ll join the other two who are accused of this hack in the slammer on an a wanted poster.

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