The guy known as MalwareTech is sure getting a lot of attention, very suddenly. 

The British security researcher stopped the WannaCry ransomware from spreading further with a brilliant albeit accidental trick — he bought an unregistered domain linked to the malware, thus inadvertently activating a “kill switch.” 

For his endeavour, he was awarded a $10,000 bounty by HackerOne, a network of ethical hackers and bug bounty programs. 

He said on Twitter that he plans to split the bounty between charities and educational resources for students who cannot afford them:  Read more…

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