WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins could face 40 years in US prison


The young computer expert who stopped the WannaCry global cyber attack could face decades in a US prison following accusations that he helped create and sell a malicious software that targeted bank accounts.

Marcus Hutchins, who saved the NHS from cyber criminals, could face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison in the US if he is found guilty of the charges.

Source: TheTelegraph

Hutchins, who was at a hacking conference in Las Vegas when he was arrested by the FBI, faces six counts of helping to create, spread and maintain the banking Trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015.

Hutchins was arrested at an airport in Las Vegas on Wednesday shortly before he was due to fly back to the UK.  More…

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