Hero Of The WannaCry Malware Outbreak Arrested

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Marcus Hutchins, a British national, is in FBI custody for alleged involvement with the Kronos malware.

Marcus Hutchins, 22, a British national, was arrested at Las Vegas airport on Wednesday by US Marshals, several close friends have confirmed.

A Justice Department spokesperson has confirmed on the phone that his arrest is in relation to his alleged role “in creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan.”

Hutchins, also known as @MalwareTechBlog, was hailed as a hero after he found a kill switch in the malware, known as WannaCry, which gripped UK hospitals and other major industries around the world. Read more here.

{Matzav.com}

 

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