Cyber Saturday—Marcus Hutchins’ Guilty Plea, Google Nest Camera Security, ‘768k Day’ Is the New ‘Y2K’2

What justice should be served to Marcus Hutchins?

The twenty-something British security researcher, better known by his online alias “MalwareTech,” gained international acclaim when he accidentally stopped a globe-circling, business-crippling, North Korean-sprung cyberattack in 2017. Later that year, the United States arrested Hutchins at a Las Vegas airport and charged him with years earlier conspiring to create and sell login credential-stealing malware, dubbed Kronos, aimed at draining people’s bank accounts. Suddenly, the white hat hacker’s sterling reputation turned a shade of grey.

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