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Paul Wagenseil
I attempt to get facts straight re arrest & indictment. Feel free to correct me
The young Englishman who accidentally stopped May's WannaCry outbreak was arrested by the FBI and accused of creating other malware.
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iizwiz Aug 3
Looks correct to me!
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Mark Aug 3
CIA should hire him
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Colin Coulter Aug 3
yay the FBI strikes again unfortunately not anywhere near a felony that matters to the American people
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Rob Pickering Aug 3
Paul, the only comment I’d make is that the link between “TouchMe” and “TouchMyMalware” is tenuous at best.
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Rob Pickering Aug 3
Also, legitimate explanation is he wrote code, for fee, that was later incorporated to Kronos. Would explain him asking for copy to compare
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Matthieu Suiche Aug 3
Where did you read MTB got arrested while boarding?
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gab.ai/rdziu Aug 3
So DOJ just killed defcon.....
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I-baLL Aug 3
I think it's a conclusion based on MTB's tweets at the time. Seems he was waiting to board but the flight was delayed or something.
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Paul Wagenseil Aug 3
Didn't write that he was arrested while boarding, but he was clearly waiting to board red-eye back to UK, per his own tweets
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Paul Wagenseil Aug 3
Not 1st time someone's been arrested at , alas
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Paul Wagenseil Aug 3
It is, but he did use that signature on the TouchMyMalware blog. Could all have been part of the job.
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Paul Wagenseil Aug 3
That is entirely possible, perhaps likely. I hope I don't give impression that it's otherwise
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Vess Aug 4
1) Not a correction; addition: the message to the Russian forum was posted on June 10, 2014.
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Vess Aug 4
2) The "malware" he wrote, a bootkit, is totally unrelated to the Kronos code and is still available on GitHub.
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Vess Aug 4
3) TouchMyMalware *is* MalwareTech; he has said so himself. TouchMe seems a completely unrelated account; different writing style.
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