Controversial cybersecurity figure John McAfee alleges an attempt on his life

John McAfee, an early figure in cybersecurity, alleged on Twitter that someone made an attempt on his life. 

“Someone attempted to off me. if you consider this petty, then I ask the opportunity to explain the facts of life to you,” he wrote Sunday, a day after his wife, Janice McAfee, tweeted: “My husband is still breathing bitches! McAfee remembers. Tell them winter is coming. You left the wolf alive, you sheep will never be safe.”

Though information is scant, Janice McAfee referred to the issue as an “an externally imposed medical issue.” 

{mosads}John McAfee made his mark on cybersecurity when he created the first commercial antivirus program. But he is equally well known for the erratic life he’s led since selling the company.

In 2012, McAfee acknowledged he had faked a heart attack while in detention in Guatemala to prevent extradition to Belize, where he was under investigation for murder.

A Showtime Network documentary about McAfee’s time in Belize alleged a variety of potentially severe criminal actions while McAfee was a resident there, which McAfee denies. 

McAfee was runner-up for the libertarian candidacy for president in 2016. He currently heads the venture firm MGT Investments.


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