The Guy who stopped the “Wannacry Ransomware” virus temporarily

From Startup World
May 18, 2017 - 2:43pm
A 22-year-old, code-named “MalwareTech” was responsible for temporarily halting (if not stopping) the now infamous Ransomware virus. The researcher, who works for Kryptos Logic, an LA-based threat intelligence company, activated a “kill switch”” which was included in the malware by the originator- although not intentionally. “I was out having lunch with a friend and got back about 3 pm and saw an influx of news articles about the NHS and various UK organizations being hit,” he said. “I had a bit of a look into that, and then I found a sample of the malware behind it, and saw that The post The Guy who stopped the “Wannacry Ransomware” virus temporarily appeared first on Startup World.


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