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. Also Read - Officials from Facebook and Twitter summoned by Parliamentary panel on Jan 21
“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. Also Read - Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account: Here's why
“The first indication that I had been hacked was turning on my cell phone and seeing the attached image,” he was quoted as saying. “I knew at that point that my phone had been compromised. I was on a boat at the time and could not go to my carrier (AT&T) to have the issue corrected.
All that the hacker did was compromise my Twitter account. It could have been worse,” McAfee added. The security pioneer is currently working on plans to sell the world’s most “hack-proof” smartphone due for release in February.