Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old hailed as a hero for stopping the WannaCry attack, is accused of helping to create, spread and maintain the banking trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015.
Security experts are surprised and dismayed at the FBI arrest of Marcus Hutchins, aka "MalwareTech," the young U.K. researcher whose actions found the kill switch to the WannaCry ransomware attack.
How bad was the cyberattack? In an email to employees, HBO CEO Richard Plepler wrote that "we do not believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised."
Evidence behind the arrest of a British security researcher is being called problematic -- an indictment so flimsy it may create a climate of distrust between software experts and the government.
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