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McAfee Calls 'Fake News' on Cryptowallet Hack

By William Vogeler, Esq. on August 31, 2018 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

John McAfee, the founder of the anti-virus company that bears his name, is raging mad about reported hacks on his cryptowallet.

He says the reports are false that his BitFi wallet has been hacked. He says people have tried, but failed.

However, it's not the first time his cryptocurrency wallet has allegedly been hacked. It's also not the first time McAfee has come out of left field to make a statement.

"Cold Boot Attack"

According to TechCrunch, security researchers claim they can "obtain all the stored funds from an unmodified Bitfi wallet." They say its possible to steal funds using a "cold boot attack."

Not, says McAfee. In an angry tweet, he said it is "utter nonsense." He says it was just a failed attempt.

The attacks are also of his own making. He has offered a $250,000 bounty for anyone who can hack the Bitfi wallet.

"The rules require you to empty the contents of a BitFi wallet that we have pre-loaded and have sent to you," he tweeted.

"Incompetent Enemies"

McAfee called out the attacks on his wallet, but that's nothing compared to his recent rage against "incompetent enemies." He says they tried to kill him.

"However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine," he said. He told reporters that he was protected by a five-vehicle motorcade.

"All vehicles driven by ex-military special forces and filled to the brim with heavily-armed security personnel," the Independent said.

Hack that, haters.

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