Researcher who slowed 'WannaCry' attack pleads guilty to malware charges

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Researcher who slowed 'WannaCry' attack pleads guilty to malware charges

Could cost Hutchins up to five years in prison.

Marcus Hutchins, the British 24-year-old security researcher hailed as a hero for neutralising the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack in 2017, has pleaded guilty to charges of writing malware in 2014-15. Hutchins - who is known under the MalwareTech moniker - pleaded guilty to two ...

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