McAfee Allegedly Behind Twitter Crypto Hack, Poll by Bitcoin Pioneer Concludes
A poll by a Bitcoin Pioneer and crypto celebrity, Max Keiser, has concluded that John McAfee is behind the recent Twitter hack where unsuspecting users lost over 100,000 USD worth of Bitcoin.
Max Keiser, who has been a longtime enemy of veteran programmer, John McAfee, created a Twitter poll, asking his followers who they think was behind the Twitter hack which affected important personalities in the entrepreneurship and political space.
The poll sought to know who was responsible for the hack between Roger Ver, Calvin Ayres, John McAfee, and Satoshi.
With over 1300 participants, Roger Ver, Calvin Ayres polled 18.9% and 11.9% respectively. However, John McAfee and Satoshi Nakamoto polled 38.5% and 30.7% respectively.
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John McAfee, an archenemy of Max Keiser, led the poll, signaling that more people are of the opinion that the prominent software guru is behind the hack. In the past, Max Keiser, who also oversees Keiser Report, had doubted the credibility of John McAfee in the crypto industry. This came, after McAfee said he knows the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.
Earlier, McAfee predicted that Bitcoin would reach $100,000 in 2020, however, he later said he was only joking. Afterward, the former US presidential candidate said he was not interested in Bitcoin but in altcoins, and now, McAfee is saying Bitcoin is nothing but a shitcoin.
Anything Linking McAfee to the Twitter Hack?
There seems to be nothing linking McAfee to the hack, the software and security expert has been fighting hackers with his wealth of experience for so long. During the Binance hack, McAfee offered to collaborate with CZ Binance to battle the hackers and employed every means available to unveil the unscrupulous elements.
In fact, McAfee had said that the Twitter security survives on 2FA which is susceptible to SIM swap hack. The same method had been employed to hijack Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account.
In this wise, it is possible the poll was launched to create fun by Max Keiser. What surprises most, is people’s opinion that the cerebral software developer has a hand in the hack.
The Twitter Hack
The world woke up to a hack on one of the largest social mini-blog, Twitter, where handles of former U.S. president Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and close to 130 accounts were hacked.
The hackers, through the hijacked handles, demanded that people participate in a crypto-doubling scam, which ended up yielding nothing.
Within a short time, over 120,000 USD was lost to the brutal attack. However, U.S.-based exchange, Coinbase claimed it halted close to $300,000 in Bitcoin transactions during the hack. The coordinated crypto hack, left many wondering and hugely affected the trust some have in Bitcoin and crypto entirely.
Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse on the Twitter Hack
To clarify the issue, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse had said the attack was not a crypto problem, but that of the social platforms that did little to safeguard user’s privacy and accounts.
Twitter, owned up that the attack weighs beyond mere hijack of user’s password as it used to be, but that some faceless hackers got access to the back end of the social platform and therefore exploited the loopholes.