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Hacker who stopped WannaCry gets $30,000 bail

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Bail has been set at $30,000 by a judge in Las Vegas for Marcus Hutchins, a cyber security expert who stopped the global WannaCry ransomware attack in May. The hacker was indicted for developing a malware code called ‘Kronos’ that was used to attack banks.

The bail was set by Judge Nancy Koppe in a Las Vegas court after she dismissed a federal prosecutor’s claim that Hutchins, 23, poses a “danger to the public.” The hacker was ordered to stay in the US with GPS monitoring as the case against him unfolds. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and is now banned from using any devices with internet access.

“He admitted he was the author of the code of Kronos malware and indicated he sold it,” prosecutor Dan Cowhig told the federal court.

 

https://www.rt.com/usa/398706-wannacry-hutchins-kronos-bail/

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Strange story this one.   So what he made something and sold it.  Does that mean companies who make guns are responsible when they sell them?   Of course not.   The CIA made a huge hacking arsenal that they lost control of, how is that ok when they do it, but not ok when this young guy does it?

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