The National Health Service was repeatedly warned about its out-of-date and vulnerable systems before it suffered a devastating cyberattack on Friday.
In this report its revealed that an ‘Accidental Hero’ Finds Kill Switch To Stop Wana Decrypt0r Ransomware
Published on May 12, 2017 at 09:00PM “An ‘accidental hero‘ has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware that has wreaked havoc on organizations…” writes The Guardian:
An anonymous reader quotes their report: A cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and implemented a “kill switch” in the malicious software that was based on a cyber-weapon stolen from the NSA. The kill switch was hardcoded into the malware in case the creator wanted to stop it from spreading.
This involved a very long nonsensical domain name that the malware makes a request to