World The 22-year-old Brit who stopped the global cyberattack is donating his $10,000 reward to charity

14:45  16 may  2017
14:45  16 may  2017 Source:   Business Insider Australia

Organisations hit by global cyberattack

  Organisations hit by global cyberattack A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".Here are some of the most prominent victims, from Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to French carmaker Renault and the Russian interior ministry.

LONDON — The 22 - year - old Brit who “accidentally” halted Friday’s devastating global cyberattack says he plans to give his $ 10 , 000 (£7,700) reward to charity . “I don’t do what I do for money or fame,” he told Business Insider.

× The 22 - year - old Brit who stopped the global cyberattack is donating his $ 10 , 000 reward to charity . In response, he said he intends to donate it to charity . "I plan on holding a vote to decided which charities will get the majority of the money," he wrote.

Nhs cyberattack ransomware © Provided by Business Insider Inc Nhs cyberattack ransomware The 22-year-old Brit who "accidentally" halted Friday's devastating global cyberattack says he plans to give his $US10,000 (£7,700) reward to charity.

"I don't do what I do for money or fame," he told Business Insider. "I'd rather give the money to people who need it."

Late last week, a ransomware attack that made use of a leaked NSA (National Security Agency) "EternalBlue" software exploit spread rapidly round the world, infecting organisations in more than 150 countries, from Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, Nissan, and FedEx.

New couple? Chris Martin is crushing on Charlize Theron

  New couple? Chris Martin is crushing on Charlize Theron Chris Martin is smitten with blonde beauty Charlize Theron but Gwyneth Paltrow might not be so happy.Following his 'conscious uncoupling' and divorce from Gwenyth Paltrow, and romances with Jennifer Lawrence and Brit actress, Annabelle Wallis, we're told the singer's now smitten with Charlize Theron!

The 22 - year - old British security expert who helped foil last week's global cyber attack will give a $ 10 , 000 (£7,800) reward to charity . Marcus Hutchins, who stopped the WannaCry ransomware infecting thousands of NHS computers as well as PCs across the globe

blog 'kimwilson.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade epub pdf txt.

But the "WannaCry" malware's spread was halted when a pseudonymous British security researcher who goes by the name "MalwareTech" registered a website he found when investigating the malware's code. In doing so, he inadvertently triggered a "killswitch" -- and he continued to host the website when he realised what he had done.

Since then, he has been inundated with unwanted publicity, with journalists tracking down his real name, publishing his photo, and appearing outside his family home, where he lives with his parents.

"If you turn up at my house you're crossed off the list of potential media outlets I will do an exclusive with," he tweeted on Monday. "For the record I don't 'fear for my safety', I'm just unhappy with trying to help clear up Friday's mess with the doorbell going constantly."

New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided: Europol

  New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided: Europol European governments and companies appeared early Monday to have avoided further fallout from a crippling global cyberattack, the police agency Europol said. "The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe, which is a success," senior spokesman for Europol, Jan Op Gen Oorth told AFP."It seems that a lot of internet security guys over the weekend did their homework and ran the security software updates."Europol said more than 200,000 computers around the world had been affected over the weekend in what it said was "an unprecedented attack".

An error occured while loading the page Please reload the page or check back in a few minutes.

blog 'christopherberry.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Arise My Love The Princess Who Fell Asleep epub pdf txt.

He has now been offered a $US10,000 reward for his efforts -- but he says he doesn't want it.

HackerOne is a platform that lets security professionals responsibly report potential security issues in software, often in return for a cash reward (a "bug bounty"). In recognition of MalwareTech's efforts, the company publicly offered him a ten grand bounty, writing: "Thank you for your active research into this malware and for making the internet safer!"

In response, he said he intends to donate it to charity. "I plan on holding a vote to decided which charities will get the majority of the money," he wrote. "The rest will go to buying books/resources for people looking to get into infosec [information security] who can't afford them."

In a message, MalwareTech told Business Insider he is still undecided on what sort of charities he will give the reward, to and that he plans "to let people suggest which they think is best."

Australian business affected by global cyberattack, says Federal Government

  Australian business affected by global cyberattack, says Federal Government Australia seems to have come away relatively unscathed from the global cyber attack that took place over the weekend, with the Federal Government confirming that only one private-sector business has been affected with two more potentially impacted. Australia seems to have come away relatively unscathed from the global cyber attack that took place over the weekend, with the Federal Government confirming that only one private-sector business has been affected with two more potentially impacted.

blog 'veronicawashington.blogdetik.com' is not exists. The Global Financial Crisis: Genesis

blog 'michelleoliver.blogdetik.com' is not exists. 10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them epub

"I don't do what I do for money or fame," he wrote. "I'd rather give the money to people who need it."

So why does he do what he does? "Because it helps people and I enjoy it."

The vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that WannaCry exploited was patched in March this year, but because many organisations hadn't updated their software, they remained vulnerable. On Monday, Microsoft published a blogpost excoriating the NSA for "stockpiling" software exploits and their subsequent leak online by hacking group "ShadowBrokers."

"An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," wrote president Brad Smith. "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call."

WannaCry Ransomware: How To Decrypt Your Files If You've Been Hit By WannaCry .
Security researchers have put together a tool that may help users hit by the WannaCry ransomware attack decrypt their files without paying the ransom.The tool, named Wanakiwi, is capable of defeating the WannaCry ransomware, which encrypts a user’s files and demands a payment made in Bitcoin in order for the victim to regain access to their machine.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!