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Hero White Hat Who Stopped WannaCry Spread Awarded $10K by HackerOne
16 May 2017, 10:23 pm

The security researcher that put a stop to the spread of WannaCry last week was rewarded a $10,000 bug bounty by HackerOne. 

The white hat hacker MalwareTech, who has since been identified after British tabloids doxxed him while he clearly wanted to keep his anonymity, managed to put a stop to the spread of this ransomware by registering a jibberish domain found deep within the malware's code, effectively triggering the kill switch.

Of course, ever since then other variants have popped up in the wild, some with kill switches of their own, others without. Nonetheless, the worst wave had been stopped. In total, around 220,000 computers have been infected in over 150 countries across the world. Even more such infections were blocked by security solutions. 

HackerOne, the bug bounty platform used by dozens of companies and even the US Army, has decided it would be a good idea to reward MalwareTech for the great service he did the world. 

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