Marcus Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty to Selling Malware

Posted by at 12:18 pm on August 14, 2017

Marcus Hutchins, a ¬†British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins.¬†Mr Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August

A trial has now been scheduled for October.

Hutchins was a white hat hero just a few months ago when he helpf stall the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack that struck the NHS and affected many other organisations around the world last May.

The court has granted the cyber-security researcher permission to work and use the internet again, though he will not be allowed access to the server he used to stop WannaCry spreading.

Hutchins must surrender his passport and will be tracked in the US via GPS until his trail is over.

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