Court date looms for UK cybersecurity expert held in Vegas – California News

Court date looms for UK cybersecurity expert held in Vegas – California News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Tuesday court date looms in Wisconsin for a British cybersecurity researcher arrested last week in Las Vegas on charges that, years before he won acclaim for helping to stop a worldwide ransomware attack, he created and distributed a malware program to pilfer banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users.

Marcus Hutchins, 23, of Ilfracombe, England, was still being held Monday in federal custody in a jail outside Las Vegas, where he was arrested last week at McCarran International Airport following the Def Con convention for computer security professionals.


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