A British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins.
Marcus Hutchins, 23, appeared in court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He shot to fame after helping to stall the WannaCry ransomware attack that struck the NHS and many other organisations around the world in May.
Mr Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August.
He has been charged with developing and distributing Kronos, a well-known piece of malware that gathered financial information from infected computers.
Mr Hutchins was arrested shortly after visiting the Black Hat and Def Con cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.
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