The guy who stopped WannaCry is reportedly being detained in the U.S.


Does no good deed truly go unpunished?

The infosec community is scratching its head this morning following the news that Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old security researcher who singlehandedly stopped the spread of the global ransomware WannaCry, is reportedly being detained in an unknown location by U.S. authorities. 

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Motherboard first picked up the story, reporting that a person by the same name, also aged 23, was being held at Nevada’s Henderson Detention Center. A friend of Hutchins told the publication that he was moved to another unknown location sometime on Aug. 3. Read more…

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