Marcus Hutchins Biography – Marcus Hutchins Wiki
Marcus Hutchins is a British blogger and computer security researcher. He became known as an “accidental hero” for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017.
Marcus Hutchins Arrest and Trial
In August 2017, Hutchins was arrested in Las Vegas, while attending the DEF CON conference, after being indicted on six hacking-related federal charges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Prosecutors allege that Hutchins assisted in the creation and spread of a piece of banking malware known as Kronos in 2014 and 2015. The charges included the allegations that he created the Kronos malware in 2014, and sold it in 2015 via the AlphaBay forums.
Hutchins denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him on August 2017. In early June 2018, the U.S. government added four more charges to his indictment.
On 19 April 2019 Hutchins pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud, as well as distributing, selling, promoting, and advertising a device used to intercept electronic communications.
In a statement following his guilty plea, he said, “I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes. Having grown up, I’ve since been using the same skills that I misused several years ago for constructive purposes”.
Marcus Hutchins Sentencing
On 26 April 2019, he was sentenced to time served and one year of supervised release. Hutchins said in a tweet after the sentencing, “Sentenced to time served! Incredibly thankful for the understanding and leniency of the judge, the wonderful character letter you all sent, and everyone who helped me through the past two years, both financially and emotionally.”
Sentenced to time served! Incredibly thankful for the understanding and leniency of the judge, the wonderful character letter you all sent, and everyone who helped me through the past two years, both financially and emotionally.
— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) July 26, 2019
Marcus Hutchins Age
He was born on June 1994 in Devon, United Kingdom.
Marcus Hutchins Parents
Marcus Hutchins’ parents are Des Hutchins and Janet Hutchins.
Marcus Hutchins Education
Hutchins is a self-taught programmer. He never went to university.
Marcus Hutchins Nationality
He is of British nationality.
Marcus Hutchins Net Worth
Information about Marcus Hutchins’ net worth is being updated.