Earlier in the year, several Twitter accounts belonging to major public figures were hacked and made to share links for a bitcoin scam. These hacked accounts including those of former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Now, authorities have zeroed in on four young suspects in the U.S. and U.K. The youngest is a 16-year-old in Massachusetts, whose identity has not been released since they are a minor and not facing charges as an adult. Another U.S.-based suspect, Graham Ivan Clark, 17, of Florida, is believed to have orchestrated the hack and is facing 30 felony charges as an adult.

The other two suspects are Mason John Sheppard, 19, of the U.K., and Nima Fazeli, 22, of Florida.

Clark and the 16-year-old from Massachusetts are believed by investigators to be the ones directly responsible for posting the tweets on the hacked accounts. While they have not yet decided how to charge the youngest suspect, a search warrant was issued Tuesday and his home, where he lives with his parents, was raided.

According to reports, the unnamed teen used a technique known as “vishing” to gain access to “sensitive systems” at tech companies. Later collaborating with Clark, the teen is also believed to have been involved with a major hack in March of domain name company, GoDaddy.

The two are believed to have met up on the site OGusers.com, which allows users to buy and sell online usernames and passwords.

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