Security Researcher Pleads Guilty To Malware Writing Charges


Security researcher Marcus Hutchins pled guilty on Wednesday to writing malware and aiding with its distribution with the help of a partner.

Hutchins is better known for his pivotal role in breaking WannaCry’s spread across the world and his online persona MalwareTech where he interacts with the information security community by helping those getting into the field, disseminating information about new threats, and releasing tutorials on how to analyze malware.

Hutchins was arrested at the Las Vegas airport on August 2, 2017, on his way home to the U.K., after attending the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences as a security researcher.

Read more…