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Hearing for Twitter hack suspect Zoom-bombed by porn, rap music

Hearing for Twitter hack suspect Zoom-bombed by porn, rap music
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Unknown users “Zoom-bombed” the Wednesday bond hearing of the Florida teenager accused of hacking a number of high-profile Twitter accounts, interrupting the online hearing with pornography and rap.

Hillsborough County, Fla., Judge Christopher C. Nash was forced to pause the hearing for Graham Ivan Clark when the disruptions began, according to The Associated Press. As soon as Nash resumed the hearings, the disruptions began again. The names of the users disrupting the hearing were disguised.

Nash eventually ruled against reducing Clark’s $725,000 bail, the AP reported.

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Clark, 17, is alleged to have hacked the accounts of several politicians, celebrities and organizations, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 dead, injures toddler Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin MORE, former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden raised key concerns with Putin, but may have overlooked others Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax Obama on Supreme Court ruling: 'The Affordable Care Act is here to stay' MORE, Amazon founder Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosThe tax code's Achilles' heel is surprisingly popular — and that's a problem for taxing the rich Overnight Energy: Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West | White House leads opposition to raising gas tax | Biden taps ex-New Mexico lawmaker for USDA post On The Money: Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle | White House rules out gas tax hike MORE, and Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskPress: Even Jeff Bezos should pay income taxes Democrats face new pressure to raise taxes On The Money: House Democrats line up .5T in spending without budget | GOP takes aim at IRS | House Democrat mulls wealth tax MORE, as well as Apple and Uber. Forty-five accounts were used to solicit Bitcoin payments on July 15, although the company has said up to 130 accounts were compromised.

Clark has been charged with 17 counts of communications fraud; 11 counts of fraudulent use of personal information; one count of unauthorized access of electronic devices; and one count of organized fraud of over $5,000. Prosecutors called for Clark to be held on $30 million bail, $1 million for each of the charges he faces.

Clark’s lawyer, David Weisbrok, meanwhile, told the court it would be unreasonable to set bail at more than six times the amount his client is accused of stealing, according to the AP.

The state’s attorney’s office, which is prosecuting Clark as an adult, has said Clark must prove any money he produces for bail was obtained through legal means. His attorneys have said Clark’s assets include $3 million in Bitcoin.

Prosecutors have also charged two other men in the hack, Mason Shepperd of the U.K. and Nima Fazeli of Orlando. They have alleged Clark was the mastermind behind the scheme.