Cyber Security Expert John McAfee was scheduled to appear at FreedomFest over the weekend but was hospitalized prior to the event. Reports on Social Media are beginning to indicate that he was attacked.
In place of an appearance at the event, he reportedly addressed the conference over the phone from the hospital on Friday. However the reason for his hospitalization was unknown.
Yesterday on July 22nd, Janice McAfee, the wife of John McAfee tweeted a very concerning statement.
My husband is still breathing bitches! McAfee remembers. Tell them winter is coming. You left the wolf alive, you sheep will never be safe.
— Janice McAfee (@theemrsmcafee) July 22, 2017
Janice slightly elaborated the following day, stating that John was recuperating from an externally imposed medical issue.
He's recuperating from an externally imposed medical issue but he will be in touch soon.
— Janice McAfee (@theemrsmcafee) July 23, 2017
I did call John myself and spoke with him very briefly. He indicated that he was okay and stable, which was the purpose of the call. He did also state that he would like to discuss the situation at a later time.
A source closer with McAfee claims however to have also spoken with him. This source states that an attack took place. Some social media users have speculated the attack was with a knife, but nobody who has spoken with McAfee has made this claim at this point.
Just two days prior to the incident, McAfee had tweeted asking for help in identifying an individual in the background of a picture from a few years ago. McAfee appeared to indicate in the pursuing thread that this individual was a threat.
Need help identifying man over my shoulder pic.twitter.com/zQgBJyFigB
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 20, 2017
It is unclear if there is any connection at this time between the individual pictured in McAfee’s tweet and the reported attack.
Update: John McAfee released the following statement on Twitter today:
Hey… everything is well folks. Never leave a wife in charge of Twitter while you're recuperating from an operation.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 24, 2017
Update: Statement from Janice McAfee
“Even when we’re surrounded by our enemies we are always safe.”
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