Who is this man? how did he do it? Well, Marcus Hutchins, 22, is a self-taught computer wiz, who works in cyber security. Accidentally, he saved the world from one of the most destructive cyber attacks in history!
‘The man who accidentally saved the world from the NHS Cyber Attack’
He found a “kill switch’ in the WannaCry malware that was spreading like a plague across the internet. While attempting to understand the malware, he came across a vulnerability, which brought hospitals around England to a standstill. It appeared to be referencing a URL where there wasn’t a website. This guy basically killed the ransomware by simply buying and using this URL.
Mr Hutchins, helped put a stop to an attack that was spreading all over the world, reaching huge numbers of computers in almost every country.
Well hey, not all super heros wear capes!
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