'Accidental hero' finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack

'Accidental hero' finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attackThe spread of WannaCry ransomware wreaked havoc on organizations including the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware that has wreaked havoc on organizations including the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), FedEx and Telefonica. A cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and implemented a “kill switch” in the malicious software that was based on a cyber-weapon stolen from the NSA.



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