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.