The Man Behind the “Kill Switch” of WannaCry Ransomware

May 18, 2017 / GuidesFor Team

The IT industry is one of the most in demand businesses today. When it comes to new devices like computers, smartphones; software, applications, viruses, and even deactivation “kill switches” IT experts are your one call away.

In the recent widespread attack of WannaCry ransomware, one lucky IT guy saved nations from the malware when he “accidentally” took the virus down with a “kill switch”. 

In an interview, Hutchins said he stumbled across the solution when he was analyzing a sample of the malicious code and noticed it was linked to an unregistered web address. He promptly registered the domain, something he regularly does to discover ways to track or stop cyber threats, and found that stopped the worm from spreading. – Mayvilyn Aguilar

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