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UK researcher who stopped WannaCry outbreak indicted over Kronos malware

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Looks like some Irony here - the issue may not be the Use of Malware to gain but the fact he made some.

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A security researcher who in May stopped an outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware has been arrested and detained after attending the Def Con conference in Las Vegas.

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."

http://www.zdnet.com/article/researcher-who-stopped-wannacry-outbreak-arrested-in-us/

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One good thing does not cancel out bad things he's done. Good for him but there's still justice.

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