The official Twitter account of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party has been hacked.
The hacker changed the account name “APC Nigeria” to “Justin Sun”, who claims to be based in San Francisco, United States.
The header photo which was the flag of the ruling party was changed to show a message: “Tron. Decentralize the web”, while the profile picture was immediately changed to that of a young man of Asian descent.
After this was done, the handle started trading cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and ethereum, with the hacker claiming to have acquired the Twitter handle with $2000.
“I bought this account for 2000 $ from the official owner”, @APCNigeria with Justin Sun as the display name tweeted.