Marcus Hutchins

Marcus Hutchins

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Marcus Hutchins, also known online as MalwareTech, is a British computer security researcher known for temporarily stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack.[1][2] He is employed by cybersecurity firm Kryptos Logic.[3][4]

On 2 August 2017, Hutchins was arrested in the United States for allegedly creating a banking malware known as Kronos[5]. He denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him on 4 August 2017.[6] Hutchins has a court date in Milwaukee on August 8, 2017, postponed for August 14, 2017, and he was released from the Las Vegas jail. [7][8]

Peter Heaton-Jones, the MP for North Devon, asked the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to provide consular assistance to Hutchins.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Gibbs, Samuel (22 May 2017). "WannaCry hackers still trying to revive attack says accidental hero". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Weise, Elizabeth. "His life got weird after saving the Internet: ransomware hero Marcus Hutchins". USA TODAY. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Cox, Joseph. "Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con". Motherboard. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bail of $30,000 set for UK cyber expert Marcus Hutchins". BBC News. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Hern, Alex; Levin, Sam (3 August 2017). "Briton who stopped WannaCry attack arrested over separate malware claims". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Thomson, Iain. "WannaCry-killer Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to malware claims". The Register. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  7. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article165876437.html
  8. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/08/wannacry-hero-marcus-hutchins-freed-us-jail-ahead-court-appearance/
  9. ^ Ram, Aliya (5 August 2017). "British cyber security researcher appears in US court". Financial Times. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 


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