The official Twitter account of Nigeria’s All Progressive Congress (APC)Twitter was hacked, amid claims that the account was sold for USD 2,000.
The new handler of the account, one John McAfee changed the name but maintained the account name as ‘@APCNigeria’. The account is currently being run from San Francisco, United States and currently selling bitcoins and cryptocurrencies.
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You must use the chance that gives you life, leave the bitcoins received from me, save them for several years, and you will be fabulously rich! pic.twitter.com/tt02vELtvd
— John МcAfеe (@APCNigeria) April 14, 2018
The APC is the party to which President Muhammadu Buhari belongs.
Responding to the developments, APC party officials have distanced themselves from the account, claiming it was not theirs in the first place.
“For the umpteenth time, @APCNigeria is not the official Twitter handle of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In several official statements, we have disclaimed that handle. We view this latest development as a case of criminal impersonation,” the spokesman of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, said on his personal Twitter account.
The account manager, Phillip Obin, confirmed the hacking and added that effort to recover the account is ongoing.