Amazing! Meet The High School Drop Out That Saved The Digital World From Hackers
The hero British
computer expert who stopped the cyber attack wreaking havoc across the globe
has revealed he was suspended from school after being accused of hacking – and
failed his A-levels in IT.
who prevented more than 100,000 computers across the globe from being infected
with ransomware and literally saved thousands of businesses and government
Just a few years
ago he was expelled from his high school for hacking it’s server to speed up
the internet service. When he was caught, he was and was ordered to leave
school for a week in early 2010 and despite fighting the suspension and
pleading, teachers refused to take him back. So he left.
Marcus was banned from using internet-connected computers meaning he had to
complete his A-level classes in IT on paper – before ultimately failing the
course because of the hindrance of him going online to work.
Fast forward 7
years later. He is now working with the US government’s National Cyber Security
Centre to prevent a new strain of the malicious software from emerging on
Monday – but says he has no plans to leave his current job at US-based ‘private
intel threat firm’ Kryptos Logic.
Although his bosses
have rewarded him with an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles for his valiant
efforts, Hutchins fears he could face future revenge from the hackers he has
exposed after his name was posted on the internet but isn’t worried because he
constantly tries to better his skills to match and even beat these cyber