Last time we checked, John McAfee was on the lam from, well, whoever it was that he said was after him in Belize. But the former software mogul, who was deported to the United States after fleeing to Guatemala, has decided to pitch his tent in Portland, Ore., for a while. (Assuming, of course, that he's not yanking the media's chain for kicks and giggles.)
The security firm's research report, released today, predicts that cybercriminals and hacktivists are going to refine and "evolve" techniques and tools used not only to steal from our wallets, but also to take advantage of our personal data. Along with a likely rise in cyberattacks that take advantage of the explosion in mobile technology, McAfee warns of threats based on … Read more
The wave of distributed denial of service attacks that hit U.S. banks in October was next-to-nothing compared to what could happen if cybercriminals actually carry through with their plans for next year.
According to a report (PDF) released today by McAfee Labs, an impending attack on U.S. financial institutions -- dubbed Project Blitzkrieg -- isn't only a possibility, it's a "credible threat."
"McAfee Labs believes that Project Blitzkrieg is a credible threat to the financial industry and appears to be moving forward as planned," the report reads. "Although Project Blitzkrieg hasn'… Read more
I am currently on a psychiatrist-imposed company retreat in Miami.
I have been told not to engage strangers, nor those from or to whom I would like to become either estranged or engaged.
Sitting quietly at my beloved News Cafe this morning (yes, where Gianni Versace had his last coffee), I detected an increase in traffic but a block away.
There was the slamming of truck doors. There was a flurry of fetching TV presenters, pressing down their beige trousers by hand.
Not being an investigative reporter, I sidled over and asked a burly cameraman what was going on.
"It's John McAfee," he replied. "He's in there." … Read more
The recent actions of security software icon John McAfee may have seemed off kilter, but he now says that at least some of that was a ruse.
McAfee, speaking with ABC News after arriving in the U.S., said he faked illness to avoid being sent back to Belize from Guatemala. He also thanked the media for closely covering his story.
"It was a deception, but who did it hurt? I look pretty healthy, don't I?," he said during an interview with ABC at a Miami Beach hotel. He added:
What's a better story, millionaire mad … Read more
After weeks of running from authorities in Belize, tech businessman turned fugitive John McAfee will come back to the United States, Reuters reported today.
Update, 4:30 p.m. PT: McAfee has landed in the U.S., according to the Associated Press.
McAfee was detained in Guatemala last week after illegally crossing over the border from Belize, and the Guatemalan government has decided to deport him to the U.S., an immigration official told Reuters.
McAfee told Bloomberg TV that he was "being expelled" from Guatemala and was headed to Miami.
A Guatemalan judge has ordered antivirus-software pioneer John McAfee to be released from a local detention center, according to the Associated Press.
Judge Judith Secaida reportedly told McAfee's lawyer, Telesforo Guerra, that she ruled McAfee's detention to be illegal and he had 10 days to figure out his immigration status.
McAfee was detained last week after illegally crossing the border from Belize to Guatemala. He entered Guatemala to seek asylum from officials in Belize, who have been pursuing him for the past few weeks in connection with the shooting death of his neighbor. McAfee had been on the … Read more
John McAfee just might be the worst over-sharer on the Internet.
Living as an expat in Belize, the founder of the ubiquitous antivirus software hasn't been an active figure in the tech industry for years. But when his neighbor was found murdered in November, he came back on the scene in a truly bizarre way.
Wanted for questioning by local police, McAfee went on the lam. In an odd turn, he began publishing regular updates and pictures to his blog declaring his innocence, making claims of government persecution, describing his disguises, and explaining the nature of his relationship with … Read more
It's still a mystery where John McAfee will eventually land, but his life story is destined for the small screen.
Currently in custody in Guatemala and fighting deportation efforts that could return him to Belize to face questions about a murder, the antivirus-software pioneer has signed a deal that gives the rights to his life story to a Montreal-based TV producer.
TV production company Impact Future Media said today it has secured the exclusive intellectual property rights to the former fugitive's story, a project tentatively titled "Running in the Background: The True Story of John McAfee." … Read more
Antivirus-software pioneer John McAfee, who is facing deportation from Guatemala to Belize in connection with a fatal shooting, is feeling better after suffering chest pains earlier this week and is using legal channels to try to stay in the country.
McAfee, whose request for political asylum has already been rejected by the Guatemalan government, filed an appeal of the asylum decision and filed petitions to stay in the country indefinitely, his attorney told the media.
Attorney Telesforo Guerra told reporters outside the detention center where McAfee has been held since his arrest Wednesday that the software pioneer turned fugitive is … Read more