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  • Hero finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware

    Spread of malware curtailed by expert who simply registered a domain name for a few dollars, giving many across world time to protect against attack

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...e-cyber-attack
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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/na...itcoin-n758516
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      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/britain-...l-cyberattack/
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        WannaCry 'hero' headed to court for allegedly creating malware

        A U.K. security researcher who achieved hero status after stopping a global internet hack is due in federal court on Tuesday. He's accused of creating illegal malware.

        Marcus Hutchins, who also goes by the moniker MalwareTech, was heralded in May for putting a stop to the rampant Wannacry ransomware attack that crippled businesses and government entities, including some British hospitals.

        On Wednesday, he was arrested in Las Vegas and accused of developing his own piece of malicious software that invaded people's computers and stole their personal information in 2014 and 2015.

        Hutchins, who's in his early 20's, pleaded not guilty on all counts, according to his attorney, Adrian Lobo. His bond was set at $30,000.

        https://money.cnn.com/2017/08/06/tech...ech/index.html
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          LOL, the irony of it, if it's true!

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            US judge sets $30,000 bail for 'hero' British hacker

            The British security expert who was hailed as a hero for stopping a global cyber-attack is spending the weekend in a US jail.

            Marcus Hutchins is accused of creating malicious software.

            His supporters have already come up with his bail money and insist he is innocent.

            Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.

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              Hacker who stopped WannaCry may get 40 years in jail

              The British computer hacker credited with stopping the notorious WannaCry cyber-attack has allegedly admitted to police that he created and sold malware designed to steal banking details. Marcus Hutchins could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted. Hutchinís work in stopping WannaCry saw him hailed as a hero. Former CIA analyst John Kiriakou believes the hackerís arrest leaves too many questions unanswered.



              https://www.rt.com/usa/398706-wannac...s-kronos-bail/
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              • #8
                Oh? So now we go into conspiracy territory? Interesting...

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                  North Korea "directly responsible" for massive cyberattack: W.H. official
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