Hacker Who Stopped ‘WannaCry’ Virus Sentenced to Time Served for Malware

The British surfer who saved the world from a devastating cyberattack in 2017 was sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to building and selling malware to hackers in the years before his self-taught computer-security skills gained him fame worldwide. Marcus Hutchins pleaded guilty in April to two counts related to his marketing and distribution of malware called Kronos and UPAS, which his customers used to steal the bank details of unsuspecting victims around the world.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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