WannaCry ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins admits he wrote banking malware

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US prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins, hailed as ‘accidental hero’ for stopping major ransomware attack, admitted to creating Kronos malware targeting banks

 FILE - In this Monday, May 15, 2017,

FILE – In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, British IT expert Marcus Hutchins speaks during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say. Hutchins was detained in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, while flying back to Britain from Defcon, an annual gathering of hackers of IT security gurus. A grand jury indictment charges Hutchins with “creating and distributing” malware known as the Kronos banking Trojan. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File) Photo Credit: AP

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