John McAfee says his twitter account was hacked despite of 2-factor authentication

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John David McAfee is a British-American computer programmer and businessman. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994, when he resigned from the company. John McAfee, the man behind the most popular antivirus software, says his twitter account was hacked earlier this week. The hacker used his to post a series of tweets recommending lesser-known cryptocurrencies.  [A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.]

And surprisingly, his account was hacked even when he had enabled the 2-factor authentication in his account.

He tweet on twitter and says ”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.”

 

 

 

 

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