Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US hacking charges

  WASHINGTON -- A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges. Marcus Hutchins, whose arrest in 2017 stunned the computer security community, acknowledged in a statement pleading guilty to criminal charges linked to his activity in 2014 and 2015.   READ: Warning Issued Over Attacks on Internet Infrastructure "I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes," the 24-year-old Hutchins, known by his alias "MalwareTech," wrote, noting that the charges related to his ac...Keep on reading: Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US hacking charges

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