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WannaCry hero heads into Tuesday hearing as the security community crowdfunds his defense


Over the weekend, the security community raised legal funds for Marcus Hutchins, the researcher famed for stopping the spread of the malware known as WannaCry. Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was arrested by the FBI last week for his alleged role in disseminating Kronos, a banking trojan that first wrought havoc in 2014.

With a hearing set for Tuesday in Wisconsin, Hutchins’ many supporters have rallied to donate toward covering his legal costs. The fund was set up by former Symantec Cybersecurity Czar Tarah Wheeler and the tech law firm of Tor Ekeland.