Computer expert who foiled cyberattack says he's 'no hero'

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchis who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England, Monday, May 15, 2017.

British IT expert Marcus Hutchis who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Photo: AP)

ILFRACOMBE, England (AP) — A young British computer expert credited with cracking the WannaCry cyberattack has told The Associated Press he doesn't consider himself a hero but fights malware because "it's the right thing to do."

In his first face-to-face interview, Marcus Hutchis said Monday hundreds of computer experts worked throughout the weekend to fight the virus, which which paralyzed computers in some 150 countries.

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