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FBI arrests WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins in Las Vegas

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MightyJordan    7,161
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A young cyber expert who stopped the WannaCry global cyber attack has been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations. 

 

Marcus Hutchins, 23, who saved the NHS from cyber criminals, was at a hacking conference in Las Vegas when he was arrested by US authorities. 

 

It is understood he was arrested as part of an FBI investigation, the details of which are unknown. It is not clear if Hutchins will face charges in the US. 

 

The security expert, from Devon, was hailed a hero in May when he discovered a "kill switch" for the WannaCry ransomware, which spread to hundreds of thousands of computers across 150 countries. Among the victims were dozens of NHS Trusts, which were forced to delay operations and turn people away.

Hutchins, who stopped the attack from his bedroom under the pseudonym MalwareTech, has reportedly helped GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre since the incident.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/03/fbi-arrests-wannacry-hero-marcus-hutchins-las-vegas-reports/

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neufuse    3,586

maybe he created it so he could stop it! < / fake conspiracy theory >

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JaredFrost    302
2 minutes ago, neufuse said:

maybe he created it so he could stop it! < / fake conspiracy theory >

Maybe the FBI created it at the direction of the President to fund the wall </more fake conspiracy theories>

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+Red King    2,456

They probably have no other leads, so they arrest this guy

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