Tuesday, 16 May 2017

British IT expert, 22, who lives with his parents reveals how he stopped the global cyber attack that wreaked havoc on the NHS as he warns he is already fighting hackers trying to unleash a NEW threat


The UK blogger who discovered a 'kill switch' that has slowed the spread of a virus wreaking havoc across the globe has revealed that the world is facing a fresh cyber attack from malicious hackers who are trying to sabotage the fix.

The 22-year-old 'accidental hero' - who lives at home in the south of England with his mother and father - spotted a loophole in the code that meant he could block the virus.

He says he inadvertently halted the ransomware just hours after hearing news of a cyber attack on the NHS while out for lunch with a friend while on a week off from his job at an information security company.

But speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the anonymous computer security expert revealed that cyber attackers are working to bring down the 'emergency stop' which is halting the virus from spreading in a bid to infect millions more across the globe.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4502496/British-blogger-accidental-hero-cyber-attack.html

Mike Rivero's insight (from Whatreallyhappened.com) into this internet hacking incident is worth noting:
So, a single 22-year old was able to do what the NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. could NOR do?!? Does that mean the NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. are hopelessly inept? Or is WannaCry part of an operation to cripple the internet ahead of some grand was escalation? Or were NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. just stealing some party cash for themselves? Or all of the above?
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 16th, 2017.]

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