British researcher who stopped WannaCry ransomware detained in US

Marcus Hutchins arrested at Las Vegas airport by the FBI, according to a US Marshal spokesperson, after attending annual DEF CON hacking conference

US authorities have detained Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British security researcher who stopped the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware.

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