The NYT Presents: The Teenager Who Hacked Twitter, about the hack that affected more than 100 accounts including Jeff Bezos, Uber, Apple, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Kanye West, airs tonight, Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. You can also catch it on Sling or on Hulu (free trial) the next day.
On July 15, 2020, the hacked Twitter accounts simultaneously tweeted out that they would match Bitcoin donations to a single charity. The charity did not exist, and the hackers responsible for the tweet managed to pull in $100,000 before Twitter temporarily pulled the capability to tweet from all verified accounts. Sixteen days later, on July 31, 17-year-old Graham Clark of Tampa, Fla. was arrested.
The NYT Presents will be exploring the crime that ended up with Clark being charged with 17 counts of communications fraud, 11 counts of fraudulent use of personal information, organized fraud of more than $5,000 and accessing computers without authority. Nineteen-year-old Mason Sheppard from the United Kingdom, and 22-year-old Nima Fazeli of Orlando, Fla. were also charged for the hacking.
What channel is The New York Times Presents on?
Where can I watch it if I don’t have cable?
You can watch it on Sling. You can also watch it on Hulu (free trial). People can subscribe to Hulu for as low as $5.99/month to watch FX shows the day after they air on the network. If viewers are already Hulu subscribers, they might want to consider switching to the Hulu bundle. Viewers can get access to Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ for $12.99/month, so essentially ESPN+ is free.