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The Microsoft-owned code repository GitHub has sought to protect the wares of its parent company from attack by taking down proof-of-concept code for exploiting two of the four Microsoft Exchange Server bugs that came to light recently.

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An Internet outage in the US on Friday, which was blamed on Iran by a Twitter account known as AS-Source News that has now been deleted, was due to a configuration error on Friday made by Cloudflare staff, the company's chief executive Matthew Prince has acknowledged.

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Two days after it leaked details of a wormable flaw in the SMB protocol online, Microsoft has issued fixes for the issue.

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The infamous ransomware WannaCry, which burst on to the world stage in May 2017, is still very much alive and infecting Windows PCs, but a zipped portion appears to have gotten corrupted, preventing its encryption and ransom note creation components from working.

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British security researcher Marcus Hutchins has been freed by authorities in the US, having been adjudged to have already served the one year jail time that was imposed on him, and only subject to a further year of supervision.

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The row between information security professionals and The New York Times, over an article it ran recently, claiming that a ransomware attack on local government offices in Baltimore, Maryland, was carried out through the use of a leaked NSA exploit known as EternalBlue, has moved in a different direction, with some of the infosec people themselves coming under attack – from their peers.

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British security researcher Marcus Hutchins faces up to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to two of the 10 charges facing him in the US – creating banking trojans in the years before he took up a career in infosec.

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British security researcher Marcus Hutchins will finally have a chance to face a jury trial, with a date of 8 July being set for him in court in Milwaukee, nearly two years after he was arrested in Las Vegas.

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Friday, 15 February 2019 10:38

FBI evidence to remain in UK researcher's case

A bid by British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, to get a court to ignore comments he made to FBI officials when he was arrested, in view of the fact that he had not been informed of the reason for his arrest, has been thrown out by a court.

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British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, who is awaiting trial in the US over allegations that he created and help distribute a banking trojan, has claimed that on one occasion in the past he located and contacted an attacker who had launched a massive DDoS attack in the UK, and asked the individual who was behind it to desist from doing so, a request that was ultimately heeded.

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British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, who was arrested by the FBI last August over alleged charges of creating and distributing a banking trojan, has made a fresh bid to go free, claiming that the US has no territorial jurisdiction to file charges against him for alleged crimes committed elsewhere.

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British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, who was arrested by the FBI last August over alleged charges of creating and distributing a banking trojan, faces new charges after the FBI issued an updated indictment on Wednesday.

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The stay of detained British security researcher Marcus Hutchins in the US will be prolonged further, after his lawyers gained more time on Thursday to argue why statements he made after his arrest should be suppressed.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:37

US gives up bid to extradite UK hacker Love

The US has decided not to appeal the decision by a British court to oppose the extradition of British security researcher Lauri Love to the US to face charges of allegedly breaching the computer networks of a number of federal government agencies.

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British security researcher Lauri Love has won an appeal against extradition to the US to face charges of allegedly breaching the computer networks of a number of federal government agencies.

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Lawyers acting for British security researcher Marcus Hutchins have filed a motion seeking additional information on a number of aspects surrounding his arrest in order to prepare for a trial that is expected to take place this year.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:05

North Korea asks US for proof of WannaCry claim

A North Korean diplomat has asked the US to provide evidence for its claim that the WannaCry ransomware was created and spread by Pyongyang.

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The head of American security firm Immunity, Dave Aitel, appears to be backtracking on his claims, made in August, that British security researcher Marcus Hutchins had "something to do" with the WannaCry ransomware which hit Windows computers globally in May.

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The head of American security firm Immunity, Dave Aitel, appears to have egg on his face after the US Government officially attributed the WannaCry ransomware to North Korea on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 08:15

US blames North Korea for WannaCry attack in May

The US has blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, calling it reckless and one that caused "havoc and destruction" by locking up more than 300,000 Windows computers in 150 countries.

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