Prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins admitted writing Kronos malware

Just a couple of days after the FBI arrested Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) he made an appearance in a Las Vegas federal courthouse, pleading not guilty to charges accusing him of creating the Kronos banking malware. KSNV News 3 Las Vegas reporter Christy Wilcox reported from the scene, tweeting that prosecutors claim Hutchins admitted to writing malware code (update: per The Telegraph , prosecutor Dan Cowhig told the court “He admitted he was the author of the code of Kronos malware and indicated he sold it.”) An update on @MalwareTechBlog and some clarification on misreported facts. — Andrew Mabbitt (@MabbsSec) August 5, 2017 Fidus Information Security co-founder Andrew Mabbitt has spoken out in his defense and tried to clear up some apparent misinformation about the 23-year-old hacker’s stay in Las Vegas during Def Con.

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