July 31, 2020 / 7:45 PM / 10 days ago

Two more people charged in relation to Twitter hack - U.S. Justice Dept

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday that two more people have been charged in relation to a July 15 Twitter (TWTR.N) hack that took over the accounts of VIPs including former President Barack Obama and billionaire Bill Gates.

In a statement, the Justice Department identified the men as Mason Sheppard, of Bognor Regis in the United Kingdom, and Nima Fazeli of Orlando, Florida.

A third person, a 17-year-old, has been charged in relation to the hack by Florida prosecutors.

Reporting by Raphael Satter; Editing by Leslie Adler

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