Marcus Hutchins, a security researcher best aware of how to help stop the widespread WannaCry sales attack, blame for non-malware related charges for 2017
"As you know, I am charged with two charges related to malware writing a year before my career in security," Hutchins said on his website. "I am sorry for these actions and take full responsibility for my mistakes. Having grown up, I have been using the same skills I have been using for constructive purposes a few years ago.
According to the main agreement in the eastern part of Wisconsin, a British researcher agreed to give two out of 10, while the other eight were rejected. Each figure amounts to up to five years in prison and up to $ 250,000 in fines, although the Framework Agreement states that "taking responsibility" can contribute to a lighter sentence.
Hutchins has been accused of creating and co-operating in court documents referred to as "Vinny", spreading the UPAS-Kit and Kronos malware, which has been used in recent years to steal banking information. This activity has taken place since 2012. July. Until 2015 September, According to court records, a year ago, when Hutchins was credited with WannaCry's murder switch detection.
The FTB was detained by a scientist in 2017, A few months after helping to stop the malicious attack on malware. Last year, following the contradictory accusation of introducing new charges related to UPAS-Kit, Hutchins, now known and respected security researcher called "taxes".
According to ZDNet, Hutchins has made a deposit and is located in Los Angeles before the test that was scheduled this year. This week, Hutchins said he would "continue to give [his] time to protect people from malicious attacks."