British-American computer programmer, John McAfee’s mentioned that his Twitter account was hacked and the hackers are using it to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. According to the global television network, BBC has mentioned that 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.”
He tweeted that “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 further posted a message with a screenshot of his device which showed his calls and texts were hijacked by a hacker and that message was “I am a target for hackers who lost money and blame me. Please take responsibility for yourselves. Adults only please,”
He added by quoting “The first indication that I had been hacked was turning on my cell phone and seeing the attached image, 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 career to have the issue corrected. All that the hacker did was compromise my Twitter account. It could have been worse,”
In the coming year, the security pioneer is currently working on plans to sell the world’s most “hack-proof” smartphone due for release, the launch of this device will control the hacking activities and put end to it.