Hutchins will come up before Magistrate Judge Duffin at 10am that day (1am AEDT on 15 August).
Update on @MalwareTechBlog: EDWI tells me he will NOT be arraigned tomorrow morn, citing the fact he only just made bail in Vegas.— Kevin Collier (@kevincollier) 7 August 2017
He was arrested in Las Vegas on 2 August after he had boarded a plane to leave the country after attending the annual DEFCON conference.
Whatever happens to @MalwareTechBlog, cybersec researchers/hackers who previously assisted governments are now less likely to offer help.— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) 7 August 2017
Hutchins gained prominence in May when he registered a domain found within the code of the WannaCry ransomware and inadvertently stopped its spread.
While the chargesheet filed against Hutchins only accuses him of being involved in writing and spreading Kronon, the head of a security firm, Dave Aitel of Immunity, has alleged that he was involved in WannaCry himself.
Prediction: without fanfare, on some Friday afternoon in the future (to avoid the media cycle), the gov will drop charges against MTB.— Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) 8 August 2017
Hutchins' bail, set at US$30,000, was raised through donations.
There was no time to raise sufficient funds last Friday so he was released on Monday.
And as a result, we'll never get the facts in the case. That's my guess at the moment.— Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) 8 August 2017