Marcus Hutchins (R) the British cyber security expert accused of creating and selling malware that steals banking passwords arrives at US Federal Courthouse on August 14, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (AFP / Joshua Lott)
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A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago.Hutchins is free on $30,000 bail, but with strict conditions.Hutchins has been working for a network security company, according to prosecutors, who did not oppose allowing him access to a computer for work.In addition to computer fraud, the indictment lists five other charges, including attempting to intercept electronic communications and trying to access a computer without authorization.Hutchins faces decades in prison if convicted on all the charges.
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