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US Detains, Indicts UK Hacker Who Stopped WannaCry

Back in May, the ransomware WannaCry began infecting critical infrastructure across Europe and in the United States, rising to 230,000 infected machines in 150 countries within a day of its release. The infection was stopped in its tracks when a cybersecurity researcher with Kryptos Logic, Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech), registered a domain that functioned as a sort of kill switch, turning the malware off before it encrypted user data and locked down the system.

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