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Security Researcher Temporarily Stops WannaCry Global Ransomware Attack Dead In Its Tracks

The Internet community was able to breathe a temporary sigh of relief after a 22-year-old security researcher accidentally discovered a way to thwart WannaCrypt , a fast-spreading strain of malware that was stolen from the National Security Agency. After reaching tens of thousands of systems in over 70 countries within the first few hours, WannaCrypt was stopped dead in its tracks.

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