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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 03-Aug-17 21:34:28
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Marcus Hutchins @Malwaretech arrested by FBI


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Marcus Hutchins - Winner for 2017 Award for Internet Hero arrested and indicted on several criminal counts
A British hacker credited with helping to stop the global WannaCry attack has been arrested by the FBI and indicted on several criminal counts, US officials said.

Court filings accuses Hutchins, also known online as MalwareTech, of advertising, distributing and profiting from malware code known as Kronos that stole online banking credentials and credit card data.

Such malware infects web browsers, then captures usernames and passwords when an unsuspecting user visits a bank or other trusted location.

The suspected activity took place between July 2014 and July 2015, according to the court documents.

Hutchins gained worldwide attention for detecting a "kill switch" that effectively disabled the WannaCry worm in May.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 03-Aug-17 21:59:11
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Wondered why he hadn't tweeted in a few days. He was in Vegas at a conference.

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Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Aug-17 23:36:36
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Not just arrested but now charged.

Does not look good.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Aug-17 20:41:18
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@MalwareTechblog has started tweeting again.

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Standard User legume
(experienced) Mon 14-Aug-17 21:46:58
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Was on national (R4) news that he is bailed, GPS tagged and free to work/use internet.
Standard User Davey_H
(regular) Mon 14-Aug-17 21:49:03
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He plead not guilty in Milwaukee today and was granted permission to use the internet and work

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40923065
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