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Slayer of WCry worm charged with creating unrelated banking malware

Ars Technica ------- Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old security professional who accidentally stopped the spread of the virulent WCry ransomware worm in May, has been named in a federal indictment that alleges he was part of a conspiracy that created and distributed a piece of unrelated malware that steals banking credentials from unsuspecting computer users. The conspiracy, according to the eight-page indictment, involved Hutchins and two other individuals, who names still have not been made public. After Hutchins alleged created the banking trojan dubbed Kronos, a video circulated in July 2014 on a publicly available website that demonstrated how the malware worked. A month later, one of the unnamed co-conspirators put the malware up for sale at a price of $3,000. Hutchins and one of the co-conspirators allegedly updated Kronos around February 2015. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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