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Researcher who stopped cyber attack arrested for hacking

Author: Ben Jordan / Source: TMJ4

A security researcher who got credit for stopping an international cyber attack has been arrested for creating a hacking virus.

Marcus Hutchins faces federal charges out of Milwaukee for allegedly selling virus software to people in Wisconsin.

The 22-year-old English security researcher recently hailed a hero is now considered anything but by local cyber security experts like Alex Holden.

“It was a surprise and a little bit of confusion,” Holden said.

Hutchins was taken into custody last week in Las Vegas after a two year long investigation headed by a U.S. Attorney out of Milwaukee.

“It’s a surprise he had a Milwaukee connection because we are a relatively small community when it comes…

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