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Cyber security pioneer John McAfee's Twitter account hacked

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29: Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee’s has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. “Though I am a security expert, I have no control over Twitter’s security. I have haters. I am a target. People make fake accounts, fake screenshots, fake claims,” he tweeted. “I am a target for hackers who lost money and blame me. Please take responsibility for yourselves. Adults only please,” he posted this message with a screenshot of his device which showed his calls and texts were hijacked by a hacker. According to BBC, McAfee had activated the two-step verification that Twitter has in place as a security feature but “he believed the hacker had intercepted the authentication code.” “The first indication that I had been hacked was turning on my cell phone and seeing the attached image,” he was quoted as saying. (IANS)

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