How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Security News, Virus Alert Information

Amid a desperate situation on Friday in which hundred of thousands of WannaCry ransomware attacks pelted computers in nearly 100 countries, one stroke of good fortune hit, too. As the malware analysis expert who calls himself MalwareTech rushed to examine the so-called WannaCry strain, he stumbled on a way to stop it from locking computers and slow its spread. All it took was ten bucks, and a little luck.

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