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This Young Hacker Saved the World From A Huge Attack…So Why’s He In Jail Now?

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Cyber security is one of the biggest issues facing governments and business across the world in 2017.

Just ask 23-year-old hacker from the U.K. named, Marcus Hutchins who became a hero when he helped stopped a global cyber attack from the creators of the WannaCry malware.

So how did he go from hero to being indicted by the FBI?

The young computer savvy prodigy was racking up as much as $7,000 for a different malware program called Kronos which he created, which has gotten him indicted by the FBI in Las Vegas for targeting bank accounts.

According to the U.K.’s The Guardian on Thursday, Hutchins is being accused of helping, “create, spread and maintain the banking trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015,”

“Marcus Hutchins… a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, was arrested in the United States on 2 August, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a grand jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin returned a six-count indictment against Hutchins for his role in creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan,” the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said in a statement regarding the indictment.

Hutchins is said to have used a malware, Kronos, designed to steal banking logins and other financial data from infected computers.

COLLEGEHIPHOP Writer