The month of May brought along terrible losses while sabotaging the network scattered worldwide. Its destruction seemed unstoppable until the security researcher named Marcus Hutchins registered its URL with WannaCry’s code.
Marcus Hutchins, aka “MalwareTech”
Marcus Hutchins, aka “MalwareTech” was apprehended by the FBI while he was attending the DEFCON event in Las Vegas. The charges held against him aren’t yet revealed, as per Motherboard.
The National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security are both aware of Hutchin’s arrest,
“I’m now working on getting a lawyer for @MalwareTechBlog as he did not have a legal representation and visitors,”
Immediately before the arrest, Hutchins was present at DEFCON from where he had twitted regarding the event.
FBI arrested the man that had stopped the WannaCry malware
His last tweets dated back on August 2nd from an airplane; as a result, the place of his arrest is still unclear.
The Defcon is an annual event where the best security experts gather to show the world all the latest loopholes present within the system.
This year the talented ethical hackers revealed how to manipulate the voting ballot in the US elections.
After stopping WannaCry’s proliferation successfully to which Hutchins described it a series of “crazy events.”
Hutchins continued in his blog post,
“When I returned home at about 2:30, the threat sharing platform was flooded with posts about various NHS systems all across the country being hit, which was what tipped me off to the fact this was something big”
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