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No good deed goes unpunished. That could be the case for UK citizen Marcus Hutchins, who was arrested this week in Nevada by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). While the name Marcus Hutchins might not be familiar to you, you might recognize his Twitter handle, MalwareTech, and the Los Angeles-based security firm that he works for, Kryptos Logic. It was Hutchins who helped to thwart the initial outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware attack that rocked computer systems around the globe back in mid-May. By registering a domain that WannaCry was pinging, Hutchins effectively activated the ransomware’s kill switch, stopping it from propagating across networks. Marcus Hutchins  -... Read more...