Pwnie Awards 2017

2020 Nomination for Epic Achievement

Graham Clark

Clark allegedly social-engineered a Twitter engineer into giving him credentials that gave him access to numerous high-profile Twitter accounts, from which he tweeted a bitcoin giveaway scam. He netted >$100k in bitcoin and threw Twitter into chaos. Verified accounts were taken offline for hours in Twitter’s attempt to cauterize the attack. The fact that such an attack was even possible was a revelation, and it was the cause of a great number of lulz across the land.

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