Hacker arrested for malware creation after DEF CON 2017

Thor

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According to federal investigators, in 2014 and 2015, more than a year before the WannaCry outbreak, Hutchins wrote the Kronos malware, advertised it for sale in online hacker forums and split thousands of dollars in profits with at least one other defendant, whose name was redacted in the indictment. While Kronos is one of many widely used forms of banking Trojans, Hutchins is accused of being a supplier, and not actually hacking people’s computers to install the malware.
Is that is true then he must be sentanced accordingly.
 

gregmcc

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Interesting twist. Yanks are looking for a scape goat imo.
 

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What is really interesting is that he's pleading the Fifth Amendment, stating that his testimony would incriminate him.
 

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Interesting twist. Yanks are looking for a scape goat imo.
A scapegoat for what? The fact that you believe they need a scapegoat in the first is a thing all by itself...

The guy forked kronos with his co-conspirators and went into business with it; the conspiracy charge is clear on that matter. It is wholly unrelated to the very thing you allege it is related to.
 

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What is really interesting is that he's pleading the Fifth Amendment, stating that his testimony would incriminate him.
Rather self evident as he's a hacker so his expertise would give him motive and means.

A scapegoat for what? The fact that you believe they need a scapegoat in the first is a thing all by itself...

The guy forked kronos with his co-conspirators and went into business with it; the conspiracy charge is clear on that matter. It is wholly unrelated to the very thing you allege it is related to.
Erm, they've been looking to blame North Korea the past week so not really a stretch. Funny how it all coincides and only after something they in fact created.
 

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Rather self evident as he's a hacker so his expertise would give him motive and means.


Erm, they've been looking to blame North Korea the past week so not really a stretch. Funny how it all coincides and only after something they in fact created.
Source?
 

Sig_sys_7

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Rather self evident as he's a hacker so his expertise would give him motive and means.
Being a hacker means you have motive to commit crime? Nonsense and utter bull****.

Erm, they've been looking to blame North Korea the past week so not really a stretch. Funny how it all coincides and only after something they in fact created.
The media said someone in the nsa said north korea. It is still a stretch a great big yawning stretch. It is the same attribution laziness that infects the infosec community as a whole. It is meaningless tripe politicised by media outlets to keep everyone in a state of abject panic.

ETA:
Panic drives clicks. Clicks please ad merchants. Ad merchants pay for clicks.
 
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