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Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

A UK security researcher has told the BBC how he “accidentally” halted the spread of ransomware affecting hundreds of organisations, including the UK’s NHS.

The man, known online as MalwareTech, was analysing the code behind the malware on Friday night when he made his discovery.

Glau 2bHe first noticed that the software was trying to contact an…

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