Software icon McAfee charged in cryptocurrency scam

New York (AFP) – The creator off McAfee computer security software faces charges he cashed in on a “pump-and-dump” scheme, promoting cryptocurrencies on Twitter to drive up their value. John McAfee, founder of the antivirus firm that bears his name, and Jimmy Watson face charges of conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering in connection with schemes to trick cryptocurrency investors, according to an indictment unsealed by the US Department of Justice. “McAfee and Watson exploited a widely used social media platform and enthusiasm among investors in the emerging cryptocurrency market to make mill…

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