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OPLIN 4Cast #657: No Jail Time for Hero Hacker’s Black Hat Past

Posted in 4cast, and Malware

Where does an ethical, “white hat” hacker get started? To learn and hone the skills you need to successfully fight the bad guys, how far must you stray into the bad guy milieu? These questions were been going through my head last weekend as I read the story of the conviction and sentencing of Marcus Hutchins, who it seems is both the villain who created the Kronos trojan and the hero stopped the WannaCry ransomware. Hutchins was sentenced last week to supervised release, and is free to return home to Great Britain. Should he and his lawyers seek a pardon for his crimes?

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