Mohammed Islam, 17, admitted Monday to the New York Observer that the story of how he had made "high eight figures" in the stock market was "total fiction."
Cynk shares have gained 24,000% in the last few weeks, and no one seems to know why. In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed, one of the company's founders recounts its origins.
For a couple hours, Google's ICOA purchase seemed real. Now the "acquired" company is saying it was a hoax that "originated from Aruba" — but stock charts suggest someone made a killing.