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Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con

Accepted submission by canopic jug at 2017-08-03 18:59:39
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Marcus Hutchins, AKA MalwareTech, who had previously registered the specific domain included in the Windows ransomware’s code, stopped the malware from spreading. Motherboard has verified that a detainee called Marcus Hutchins is being held [] first at the Henderson Detention Center in Nevada during the early hours on Thursday. A short while later, he was moved to another facility. It is not yet knownr which charges, if any, he may face.

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