John McAfee, founder of McAfee antivirus software, dies in Barcelona prison

Popular antivirus software founder John McAfee dies of suicide after a Spanish court granted extradition to the United States. Even if there is an opportunity to appeal the order

John McAfee is the founder of the technology inventor, the McAfee antivirus software named after him. John was found dead in a cell in Barcelona. After the court approved the extradition from Spain for US tax evasion. Arrested at Barcelona airport in October 2020, John has told Spanish officials he was targeted for political reasons, although the extradition hearing was only a preliminary hearing. Still have the right to request an opportunity to appeal the order. But he was desperate and took his own life at the age of 75.

John McAfee worked for NASA, Xerox, and Lockheed Martin before launching the world’s first commercial antivirus in 1987, then selling the company to Intel in 2011 and having no involvement. in this business anymore The program still lives up to his McAfee name and has 500 million users worldwide.

Source: nbcnews, reuters


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