Monday, January 1, 2018

Security guru John McAfee’s Twitter account was hacked.

Brinkwire.com

Notorious computer pioneer, John McAfee, has gone on a Twitter rant to defend his security credentials after his account was allegedly hacked.  
McAfee, who made millions creating the popular McAfee anti-virus software, claims his Twitter account was compromised as part of an elaborate scam. 
‘I am a target for hackers who lost money and blame me,’ he tweeted. ‘I have haters. I am a target.’  
The 72-year-old says cyber criminals used his account to promote lesser-known virtual currencies to his 550,000 followers. 
But some have expressed skepticism about the hack, with many noting that he does not have a reputation for being credible.  
They also claim the tweets are simply a publicity stunt to promote the ‘John McAfee Privacy Phone’ – a $1,100 (£800) device which he claims will be the world’s most hack-proof phone.
Cyber security tycoon John McAfee gives digital currency investment advice via a 'Coin of the Day' feature on Twitter. On Wednesday, the business mogul claimed hackers gained access to his account, using his status as a trusted crytocurrency adviser to skew online markets
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