Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case – California News

Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case – California News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas federal judge set bail of $30,000 on Friday for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by U.S. prosecutors of creating and distributing malicious software designed to steal banking passwords.

The attorney for Marcus Hutchins, who has broad support in the information-security community, said the 23-year-old hacker would contest the charges. She said he would not be released until Monday because there wasn’t enough time to post bail after Friday’s afternoon ruling.


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