After earlier today US law enforcement charged three individuals for the recent Twitter hack, with the help of court documents released by the DOJ, ZDNet was able to piece together a timeline of the hack, and how US investigators tracked down the three suspected hackers.
The article below uses data from three indictments published today by the DOJ against:
- Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, of Bognor Regis, in the United Kingdom [indictment].
- Nima Fazeli, aka “Rolex,” 22, of Orlando, Florida [indictment].
- Graham Ivan Clark, believed to be “Kirk,” 17 of Tampa, Florida [indictment, courtesy of Motherboard].
According to court documents, the entire hack appears to have begun on May 3, when Clark, a teen from Tampa, but living in California, gained access to a portion of Twitter’s network.