The Cryptolife of John McAfee

The Cryptocurrency World has some colorful and interesting characters and one of them most certainly is John McAfee, a Libertarian British-American computer programmer, and businessman.      McAfee lived in Belize until the authorities accused and tried to implicate him in the 2012 murder of his neighbour.  He was on the run for a month, never formally charged, and later returned to the United States in 2013.     McAfee is best known for founding the computer anti-virus company in 1987, McAfee Associates, launching the world’s first commercial antivirus software.…

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Hackers use malicious Word documents to target Charities

Security researchers at security company McAfee Labs uncovered a ‘nation-state level’ cyber espionage operation that has targeted humanitarian aid organisations around the world backdoors hidden within Word documents.     The malware – which appears to use a modified version of the original Syscon first observed in August was spotted being distributed via phishing emails.     The malware creates a backdoor into the infected system, which can then be used to spy on the PC and allow hackers to steal data.   Full story: – Hacking operation uses malicious…

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