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April 19, 2019
Cyrus Farivar and David Ingram / NBC News

Cyrus Farivar and David Ingram / NBC News  
WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Two Hacking-Related Charges

UK citizen Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty two of the 10 hacking-related charges that a grand jury in the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee indicated him on, according to a copy of the plea agreement. Hutchins has been trapped in the U.S. since August 2017 when the FBI detained him at McCarran airport in Las Vegas following the DEFCON conference. He pleaded guilty to entering into a conspiracy to distribute the Kronos banking malware and aiding and abetting its distribution. The government dropped eight other charges against him.  In a statement on his website, Hutchins expressed regret for his actions and promised to devote his time to keeping people safe from malware. Hutchins, who also goes by the name Malwaretech, was, prior to his arrest, famous for inadvertently stopping the destructive WannaCry worm from spreading further in May 2017.

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Malwaretech: Legal Case Update
ZDNet: Security researcher MalwareTech pleads guilty
Motherboard: ‘WannaCry Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Making Banking Malware
TechCrunch: Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case
Krebs on Security: Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Writing, Selling Banking Malware
The Register: Wannacry-slayer Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to two counts of banking malware creation
Reuters: Cyber expert credited with stopping ‘WannaCry’ attack admits malware charges
NDTV Gadgets360.com: WannaCry Ransomware ‘Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Admits to Malware Charges
The Independent: Marcus Hutchins: British computer expert who helped shut down NHS cyber attack admits criminal charges in US
DigitalMunition: Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US hacking charges
BBC News : Hacking ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges
Forbes : WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty To Creating Banking Malware
RAPPLER: Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to U.S. hacking charges
euronews: British ‘hero’ hacker Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges
Reddit-hacking: Marcus Hutchins the hacking ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US malware charges
Gizmodo: Marcus Hutchins, Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry, Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges
CNN: WannaCry ‘hero’ pleads guilty to hacking charges
Silicon UK: WannaCry ‘Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty To FBI Malware Charges
Sky News : NHS cyber attack hero Marcus Hutchins admits criminal charges in US – Sky News
Deccan Chronicle: Cyber expert credited with stopping ‘WannaCry’ attack admits malware charges
Evening Standard: ?NHS computer attack 'hero' Marcus Hutchins admits cyber crime charges
Daily Mail : NHS computer attack `hero´ admits cyber crime charges…
GBHackers On Security: WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins(MalwareTech) Pleads Guilty to Developing a Banking Malware


May 11, 2019
Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar / NBC News

Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar / NBC News  
Photo Storage App Ever Uses Photos People Share to Train Company’s Facial Recognition System It Sells to Private Companies, Law Enforcement, Military

Photo storage app Ever uses photos people share to train the company’s facial recognition system and offer to sell that technology to private companies, law enforcement, and the military, an NBC investigation discovered, raising concerns among privacy and civil rights activists. In marketing its services to clients,  Ever admits it relies upon its “ever-expanding private global dataset of 13 billion photos and videos.”  To date,  Evernote has sold its facial recognition system to three clients including a deal announced last year with SoftBank Robotics, makers of the “Pepper” robot. It was only on April 15, after being contacted by NBC News, that Ever modified its privacy policy to make clearer that users’ photos could be used in separate products for commercial clients.