Hacking Hero Who Stopped WannaCry Pleads Guilty To US Malware Charges

Marcus Hutchins age 24 from Ilfracombe in Devon has pleaded guilty to two charges related to writing malware or malicious software according to US court documents.

On his personal website Marcus said in a statement :-

As you may be aware, I’ve pleaded guilty to two charges related to writing malware in the years prior to my career in security. I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes. Having grown up, I’ve since been using the same skills that I misused several years ago for constructive purposes. I will continue to devote my time to keeping people safe from malware attacks.

Marcus Hutchins is credited with stopping the WannaCry malware in 2017, by finding it’s kill switch.

Marcus Hutchins US court papers

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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