Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers

Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers

The arrest of a security researcher by the FBI after the Def Con gathering of hackers has delivered a shock to the computer security community

Two months ago, Marcus Hutchins was an "accidental hero," a young computer whiz living with his parents in Britain who found the "kill switch" to the devastating WannaCry ransomware.

Today, the 23-year-old is in a US federal prison, charged with creating and distributing malicious software designed to attack the banking system.

His arrest this week stunned the computer security community and shines a light on the shadowy world of those who sometimes straddle the line between legal and illegal …..

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