Security luminary John McAfee has blogged that he led a massive espionage campaign against Belize authorities.
McAfee's odd tale of cyber spying and "complex social engineering" was reportedly done in retaliation for the April raid of his home in Belize. The news comes following months of bizarre behaviour and odd omissions that has followed the McAfee Security founder in the last year.
According to McAfee's blog post, he gave away 75 hacked netbooks to Belize authorities in an attempt to uncover government corruption. The "gifts" were loaded with keyloggers and hacking software that could turn on the laptops camera unnoticed.
McAfee then hired 23 female and six male "operatives" to engage with said authorities and report their findings back to him. Among other things, the hired hands would plant voice recorders around the authorities' homes and offices.
All of this ended up with McAfee uncovering a terrorist plot within the Belize government. McAfee claims that he has evidence which proves that Belize authorities gave Hezbollah terrorists passports and IDs under assumed names.
According to McAfee, the Hezbollah operatives would then work with South American drug cartels to transport weaponry into the US.
So to recap, McAfee has a spy ring that has uncovered a massive conspiracy involving the Belize government, drug cartels, and Hezbollah terrorists.
It would be easy to mark this up as a crazy person losing it in spectacular fashion. However, it's more likely that McAfee is just having a bit of a laugh at the expensive of the internet.
All the hoopla of his world-wind police chase through South America has ended and he's probably just bored. By his own admission he makes stuff up sometimes. If anything, we should be surprised the story isn't crazier.
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