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Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee named as CEO of MGT Capital

Computer software pioneer John McAfee speaks with reporters outside his hotel in Miami Beach, Florida December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/Files

(Reuters) - Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee has been tapped as CEO of MGT Capital Investments Inc, and said it would buy certain assets of McAfee's anti-spy software company D-Vasive Inc.

MGT Capital, in turn, said it would change its name to John McAfee Global Technologies Inc.

John McAfee, an online celebrity who sold his eponymous anti-virus company to Intel Corp for $7.6 billion, is also a presidential candidate for the November 2016 election as part of his new Cyber Party.


(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)