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Arrest of WannaCry researcher sends chill through security community

The Wednesday arrest of cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins is sending chills through the cyber community.

“It’s unclear if the Department of Justice knows what it just did with its handling of this indictment,” said Tor Ekland, a lawyer who specializes in computer crimes.

Researchers across the country have expressed fear and confusion after the Nevada arrest of the United Kingdom-based Hutchins. The details of why he was arrested are still murky.