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Man Who Stopped WannaCry Won't Cop To Kronos Malware

Law360, New York (August 14, 2017, 9:21 PM EDT) -- The British cybersecurity researcher who is credited with halting the global WannaCry ransomware attack pled not guilty Monday in Wisconsin federal court to charges that he helped to create and spread the Kronos banking Trojan malware, which harvested the private information of online banking users. 

The plea entered by Marcus Hutchins at a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge William E. Duffin came less than two weeks after Hutchins was arrested on Aug. 2 in Las Vegas at the conclusion of Defcon, a popular annual international hacking conference that...
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