Marcus Hutchins: cybersecurity experts rally around arrested WannaCry ‘hero’

The 23-year-old has fallen from grace as he battles accusations of involvement in a malware scam, but the cyber community has protested his innocence

When Marcus Hutchins appears in court in Milwaukee on Monday, it will be almost three months to the day since the young British cybersecurity researcher halted the spread of a malicious software that crippled the UK’s National Health Service as well as companies such as FedEx and Telefonica.

In the days that followed, Hutchins was heralded an “accidental hero” over his discovery of the “kill switch” that stopped the WannaCry ransomware and worked with GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) to mitigate the threat.

Continue reading…

from Technology | The Guardian http://bit.ly/2vLtxW8

Advertisements

Published by

Umbrella Interactive

A global company located in Greater Manchester UK providing online and media solution under 1 umbrella for businesses located in the UK. whether you are a small business or enterprise business we can provide with all the tools and experience to empower you to make a success of your online venture.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s