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A victim of hacking was John MacAfee, the cyber-security guru and founder of the famous homonymous company operating in the field. As he admitted, his Twitter account was hacked and used to promote crypt coins, which are not widely known.
Of course, MacAfee took care to deny that the episode was a blow to his credibility as a pioneer in the fight against hackers, as, he said, according to the BBC,
“I have no control over Twitter security”.
Twitter itself refused to comment on this.
He also suspected that the violation was through his cell phone while he was on his boat, he tried to gain access to his Twitter account, which has about 530,000 “followers”.
“The only thing the hacker did was to break my Twitter account. It could be worse”,
said MacAfee stoically, who is preparing in February 2018 to present -as it claims- the most inviolable from hackers “smart” phone.
Urgent: My account was hacked. Twitter has been notified. The coin of the day tweet was not me. As you all know… I am not doing a coin of the day anymore!!!!
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2017
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. I am a target for hackers who lost money and blame me. Please take responsibility for yourselves. Adults only please.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) 28 Δεκεμβρίου 2017
The Scottish businessman was known since the 1980s when he founded the company that developed the first computer virus protection software program, the McAfee Virus Scan, making a lot of money on the move. His company was finally sold to Intel, but he continues to develop his own cyber-security products on his own.
At the same time, he is the head of MGT Capital Investments, which helps solve complex mathematical problems to verify transactions with Bitcoin. Somewhat like this, it is considered by some people as a “guru” of electronic crypt coins. In fact, he has just begun publishing a bulletin with advice on the best crypto-currencies one to invest his money, by influencing with his prestige their price.
Most people suspect that the hacker who broke MacAfee’s Twitter account wanted to speculate, affecting users to invest in specific digital coins. And of course they are those who laughed at the fact that the hacker’s great adversary admitted that he had fallen victim to them.
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