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Kill switch: How a 22-year-old put brakes on ransomware attack by accident

Marcus Hutchins, also known as "Malware Tech", accidentally triggered a "kill switch"

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A 22-year-old cyber expert who accidentally stopped the breach at the British National Health Service (NHS) has now been hired by the British National Cyber Security Centre to prevent further damage. Marcus Hutchins, also known as "Malware Tech", accidentally triggered a "kill switch" that helped in stopping the "WannaCry" ransomware attack from spreading further, telegraph.co.uk reported on Monday.   So @Hacker0x01 have awarded me a $10,000 bounty for the "kill-switch". I plan on splitting it between to-be-decided charities and ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 09:40 IST
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