Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case
August 4, 2017
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas federal judge has set bail of $30,000 for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by U.S. prosecutors of creating and distributing malicious software designed to steal banking passwords.
Marcus Hutchins' attorney said the 22-year-old hacker will contest the charges.
Hutchins gained overnight fame with quick thinking in May when he helped curb the spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack that had crippled thousands of computers worldwide.
Many in the cybersecurity community have rallied around Hutchins, calling him a principled, ethical hack...