McAfee Founder John McAfee spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Stuart Varney about his concerns on a major cyber-attack saying, “It will be this year. I promise you.” McAfee went on to say, the hackers have “been leading up to the big hit” and that Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) and Neiman Marcus “were test runs.”

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Excerpts from the interview are below.

John McAfee on when a major cyber-attack will occur:

“It will be this year. I promise you.”

John McAfee on whether a major cyber-attack will occur this year:

“It will be this year, absolutely.”

John McAfee on whether the hackers have been leading up to the big cyber-attack:

“They’ve been leading up to the big hit. They’ve been testing all their malware, for example the limited number of department stores that were hit, Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) for example, Neiman Marcus. These were test runs. They run beta software, they test it, they fix it, trust me it is coming this year.”