Whiz kid who foiled cyberattack

Whiz kid who foiled cyberattackThe young cyber security researcher, known only by his Twitter handle @MalwareTechBlog, says he found a weakness by chance that allowed slowing the spread of WannaCry, a type of malware called ransomware that encrypts files on an infected computer and demands money to unlock them. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published his discovery, but also noted he was not an employee. British media reported that he is employed in a cyber security firm and that he wishes to remain anonymous.

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