Cybersecurity

Has John McAffee really escaped now?

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With the help of a double, John McAfee has made it out of Belize, though "not out of the woods," he claims on his blog. His entertaining (and at times seemingly delusional) blog is not exactly the most reliable source of information, given McAfee's paranoia, and general desire for media attention. But let's say he is telling the truth. Then his supposed arrest arrest the other day was all a ruse. The police caught his double carrying a North Korean passport, while McAfee escaped with his lover Sam and two journalists from Vice. McAfee does not indicate his whereabouts now, nor does he explain what "not out of the woods yet" means, exactly. It's possible he is physically in the woods, for all we know. And, strangely, he says he will return to Belize. "My fight is in Belize, and I can do little in exile," he writes. Also, a point worth noting: While in exile, McAffee's story will likely get a lot less media coverage. No other sources have confirmed his escape, however. So maybe this blog post is a ruse in and of itself. We'll update with more information as it comes in.

In the post, McAfee also thanks Vice for its help. It's not clear how the two journalists from the currently travelling with him actually did that, but he promises an illuminating video this afternoon. The nod also might have something to do with the site's coverage of his ordeal. He has talked a lot about the press's sensationalization of his situation, including that of this New York Times story that ran over the weekend.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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