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The Man Who Saved Britain’s NHS From WannaCry Ransomware Attack – “Marcus Hutchins”

The Accidental Hero

wannacy-attack-hero-marcusMarcus Hutchins (Malware Tech), a 22-year-old British Cyber Security Researcher, has been acknowledged and credited for slowing down the WannaCry ransomware attack from making it a huge disaster globally by accidentally activating the “Kill Switch”. He works at his parent’s home in a beach resort town in Devon, near the southwest coast of England. Photos appeared of Marcus Hutchins’ self-assembled IT hub consists of three screens, computer servers, and video games.
The young cyber security expert saved Britain’s National Health Services (NHS) functioning with GCHQ to intercept another cyber-attack. The self-taught programmer Marcus Hutchins took few hours to hinder the virus which had already tainted more than 200,000 systems – including Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) – over 150 countries. Hutchins explained that how he accidentally stops the WannaCry ransomware attack.
Marcus Hutchins writes:
hg“I was quickly able to get a sample of the malware with the help of Kafeine, a good friend, and fellow researchers. Upon running the sample in my analysis environment I instantly noticed it queried an unregistered domain, which I promptly registered.
We prevented the spread of the ransomware and prevented it ransoming any new computer since the registration of the domain (I initially kept quiet about this while I reverse engineered the code myself to triple check this was the case, by knowing Darien’s tweet had gotten a lot of attraction.”
Marcus Hutchins has warned in an interview with BBC news about a new malware attack could be there on May 15, 2017. In related with this news, Hutchins is currently working with UK Government Communications Headquarters-Cyber Wing Security in preparation to protect and prevent from the next move of hackers or attackers.
According to a report, victims affected globally by WannaCry ransomware malware have already paid more than $30,000 in bitcoin in order to regain access to their system. Initially, the National Health Service in UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported as their systems were down. Then after, it spreads to banks and car manufacturer companies. The ransomware demands $300 to $500 by individuals to regain access.

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