Marcus Hutchins (MalwareTech), a malware analyst who helped stem the global Wannacry threat, said he had committed a crime of creating and distributing the famous Kronos bank malware and will be ready to issue a $ 30,000 bonus Monday.
Hutchins, the 23-year-old working under the alias of MalwareTech on Twitter, who is famous and acclaimed as a hero more than two months ago, when he stopped the global epidemic attack of ransomware WannaCry find a switch in malicious software code.
MalwareTech arrested after taking part in Def Con event
Hutchins was recently arrested at McCarran International Airport before they can resume their all’ U.K flight after attending the Def Con event for their alleged involvement in the creation and distribution of Kronos Banking Trojans in the 2014-2015 school year.
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Kronos is a banking trojan designed to steal bank details and personal information from the victim’s machines, which was sold for $ 7,000 on the Russian online forum.
MalwareTech pays $ 30,000 for bail, but can not leave the United States
In an interview with the police, Hutchins admitted that writing the malicious code that has put the bank accounts, said US prosecutors in a hearing on Friday, but during the hearing in a court in Las Vegas, which is pleaded not guilty.
The court judge in Las Vegas court ruled Friday that Hutchins could be released on $ 30,000 bail, saying the defendant was not a danger to the community or a risk of flight, even though the judge ordered him to stay in the USA With GPS location.
Unfortunately, since the Secretary’s office closed 16, security has not yet happened.
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The lawyer hopes Hutchins will be released on Tuesday (8 August).
Lawyer hopes Hutchins will be released on Monday but will have to appear in Wisconsin to address Tuesday (August 8) on grand jury charges.
Adrian Lobo, defense lawyer Hutchins (above video), then confirmed local journalist Christy Wilcox.
“We intend to fight the case,” Lobo said. “He spent his life looking for malware, he did not seek to harm people, he has great support for the community, locally and abroad, and in the world of computers.”
Hutchins, along with other nameless co-defendants, is currently facing six charges of Department of Justice (DOJ) attack episodes to write the Kronos virus in 2014.
If found guilty, MalwareTech could face 40 years in US prison.
Hutchins was also charged with five other counts, including interception and violation of the Fraud and Abuse Act.
If convicted, Hutchins faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.
Hutchins supporters believe he is innocent and claims a tweet from July 2014 shows he could not write malware. In the tweet, Hutchins wondered a sample of Kronos.