Monday, May 15, 2017

Doxing the hero who stopped WannaCry was irresponsible and dumb

MalwareTech is a goddamn hero. Last Friday, the UK-based security researcher stopped the WannaCry ransomware in its tracks thanks to an ingenious bit of technological trickery, thus preventing more machines from getting infected. We owe him a massive debt of gratitude. At the very least, we should respect his privacy. MalwareTech doesn’t give out his name on his Twitter page or blog. There are no headshots. It’s obvious that he just wants to be left alone to get on with what he enjoys – hacking shit, and figuring out how stuff works. Enter the British tabloid press, which late last…

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