British Intelligence Knew WannaCry Hero Would be Arrested by FBI

By now you might be aware of Marcus Hutchins, the hero who halted WannaCry ransomware back in May 2017. He was arrested by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) from Las Vegas airport when he was about to catch a flight back to London, his hometown after attending DefCon and BlackHat hacker conference. Read full news article … Read more

WannaCry Hero Garners Security Industry Support Following Arrest

Many within the security community appear to be rallying behind British bug hunter and researcher Marcus Hutchins following his stunning arrest last Thursday for allegedly creating, advertising, and selling the Kronos banking Trojan. Leading privacy and civil rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Monday expressed its “deep” Read full news article on dark READING … Read more

FBI arrests WannaCry hero for alleged role in Kronos banking malware

A malware researcher hailed as a hero earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing the banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as @malwaretechblog, was detained and then arrested by the bureau at the airport as he was leaving the Def Con hacking conference in … Read more

‘WannaCry hero’ Marcus Hutchins arrested over ‘creation’ of notorious banking malware

British citizen Marcus Hutchins, 23, has been named in an indictment by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as a suspect linked to the spread malware between July 2014 and July 2015. Hutchins was arrested this week (2 August) following a Las Vegas hacking conference. Read full news article on