The Latest: US researcher glad attack stopped fairly quickly

by on May 14, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A U.S. cybersecurity researcher who helped halt a global cyberattack says he’s pleased that the outbreak was stopped fairly quickly but he worried about the possibility of another attack in the next few days. Darien Huss is a 28-year-old research engineer for the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. The western Michigan resident and Purdue University graduate on Friday discovered a “kill switch” in the malware used in a cyberextortion scheme that was quickly spreading around the world. Huss shared the information with a British researcher, known as Malware Tech, who had unexpectedly stopped the malware’s spread by… – Health News

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