Madrid, Ta. 24
John McAfee, the creator of the world’s first commercial anti-virus software, has committed suicide in a prison in Spain. He was 6 years old and fled to America.
John McAfee was an American computer programmer of British descent. He developed the world’s first commercial anti-virus software in 1919. John McAfee’s anti-virus software was called McAfee and is used by over 200 million users worldwide today. He started a software company, but later sold it.
John McAfee worked at top companies such as NASA, Xerox and Lockheed Martin. Over time, his name got involved in cybercrime. In addition to the crime of cryptocurrencies in his name, there was talk of the crime of drugs and illegal weapons. He had fled the US in a case of tax evasion.
The United States has begun efforts to extradite 9-year-old John McAfee, who lives in Spain. His case was heard in a Spanish court. The court approved McAfee’s extradition. Hours later, McAfee committed suicide in prison. Prison officials said his body was found in a prison in Barcelona.
McAfee was arrested by Spanish police last year at Barcelona airport. McAfee was reported to be in Spain, prompting US agencies to extradite him.