Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The WannaCry savior is rewarded with a year’s free pizza and $10,000 for saving the Internet

Karma is real, I’m convinced of it. UK security researcher MalwareTech is living, walking, hacking proof of that. The white-hat hacker was responsible for stopping the rampage of the WannaCry ransomware, which last Friday wove a path of devastation across the globe. In the UK, it brought the National Health Service to its knees, delaying procedures, and forcing hospitals to redirect patient to unaffected hospitals. In Spain, it devastated the country’s biggest phone network, Telefonica, as well as accountancy firm KPMG and retail bank, Banco Santander. I wasn’t impressed with how he was treated in the aftermath. The British press essentially…

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