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British hacker's US arrest worries IT security community


August 4, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. arrest of a young British cybersecurity researcher is raising major concerns among information-security specialists, leading some to warn it could limit cooperation between the U.S. government and computer experts needed to help fight off future cyberattacks.

Marcus Hutchins was arrested in Las Vegas Wednesday for allegedly creating and selling malicious software able to collect bank account passwords. Many in the security community rallied behind the 22-year-old British hacker, whose quick thinking helped control the spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack that...

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