Cybersecurity

John McAfee rushed to hospital after apparent heart attacks in prison

Software company founder John McAfee lies inside an ambulance, to be transferred from an immigration detention center to a hospital, in Guatemala City.

Software company founder John McAfee lies inside an ambulance, to be transferred from an immigration detention center to a hospital, in Guatemala City. // Moises Castillo/AP

Just hours after Guatemala's government denied John McAfee asylum, the rogue anti-virus pioneer was sent to a hospital there Thursday afternoon for a possible heart attack, reports ABC News's Matt Guttman, who also took that photo of him in the ambulance. (His new lawyer claims he suffered two heart attacks.) Earlier in the day McAfee had complained of chest pains. Later, guards found him "prostrate on the floor of his cell and unresponsive." Leading up to his arrest Wednesday night, McAfee has been leading a particularly stressful couple of weeks, what with him fleeing the police, hiding, and escaping to another country — all on the lam (with and without Vice magazine reporters) after he was questioned for murdering a neighbor in Belize. We imagine getting the unfortunate news Thursday that Guatemalan officials would have to deport him back to Belize didn't help the situation. (Also, let's not forget McAfee has not treated his body so well in his 67 years —there was a bath-salts phase.) 

Read more at The Atlantic Wire

Threatwatch Alert

Insider attack / Unauthorized use of user privileges

Longtime Nurse Pries into Medical Issues of Colleague’s Family

See threatwatch report

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Close [ x ] More from Nextgov
// August 22
X CLOSE Don't show again

Like us on Facebook