Bail of $30,000 set for UK cyber expert Marcus Hutchins

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:48 GMT, Aug 5, 2017 |

A judge in the US state of Nevada has recommended the release on $30,000 (£23,000) bail of a UK computer expert.

Prosecutors told the court that Marcus Hutchins had admitted to writing and selling malware code designed to steal banking details.

His lawyer said he denied all the charges against him.

Mr Hutchins 23, from Ilfracombe in Devon, came to prominence after he stalled the WannaCry cyber-attack that hit the NHS in May.

Federal judge Nancy Kobbe ordered Mr Hutchins’ release on bail pending his next appearance in Wisconsin on 8 August subject to a lengthy list of conditions including the surrender of his passport and monitoring by GPS.

However, Mr Hutchins will have to spend the weekend in jail after failing to post $30,000 bail before the court closed on Friday.