After Defcon, the FBI arrested the UK national who stopped Wannacry


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/03/accidental-hero.html


#2

His friends cannot locate him.

Not good, not good at all.


#3

Arrested by the “FBI”…


#4

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This is America???


#5

Whoa, I think I know who was behind WannaCry!


#6

No good deed goes unpunished.


#7

Well, the optimist in me wants to this that this was their cover for recruiting him into an intergalactic special ops force protecting the earth from extraterrestrial hackers, but…


#8

Rendered to a 3 Rd world client state for enhanced interrogation


#9

shortly after the Defcon/Blackhat conference

With allies like those, who needs enemies? Thanks for backing me up, folks!


#10

yes, same as it ever was.


#11

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but the Americans are the good guys because… um… they…

…look, they didn’t feed him polonium!

Yet.


#12

Off to Gitmo


#13

Well Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus during the Civil War, so the War on Terror means we can do whatever we want.


#14

Who said that, anyway?


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#16

Looks like he’s been indicted in the Eastern District of Wisconsin for creating the Kronos banking trojan (doc via Ars Technica).

ETA: an arrest on a sealed indictment would explain why everything was hush-hush.


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#18

“Themed glow-in-the-dark Halloween dinners”


#19

Well in that case, assuming it’s a valid charge: good


#20

Ooooh the British are devious :wink: