22-Year-Old Hacker Who Saved Us From WannaCry Attacks Is Donating $10,000 To Charity
22-Year-Old Hacker Who Saved Us From WannaCry Attacks Is Donating $10,000 To Charity

The malicious software WanaCryptor 2.0 which is also known as WCry is now being utilized to carry out one of the largest ransomware attacks of its kind. The 22-year-old security researcher from @Malware TechBlog intends to donate a substantial monetary reward offered to him to charity.



22-Year-Old Hacker Who Saved Us From WannaCry Attacks Is Donating $10,000 To Charity

Earlier this year the hacking group ‘The Shadow Brokers’ chose to give away the hacking tools that were stolen from the NSA for free. Well, the tools can be utilized to hack computers running on Microsoft Windows.

The malicious software WanaCryptor 2.0 which is also known as WCry is now being utilized to carry out one of the largest ransomware attacks of its kind. If you are still unaware about WanaCrypt0r then you need to visit this link.

Just a few days ago, we have seen a 22-Year-Old security researcher from @Malware TechBlog had found a ‘kill switch’ that can disable all the functionality of the Wanacrypt0r 2.0 ransomware. Well, the ransomware tries to connect to an unregistered domain after running on victim’s computer.

Well, the reason why we are talking about the 22-Year-Old Security researcher again is because he intends to donate a substantial monetary reward offered to him to charity.

Marcus Hutchins, who is also known as MalwareTech was responsible for halting the spread of WannaCry ransomware on Friday. HackerOne, a platform for cyber security professionals had offered Marcus Hutchins a $10.000.

HackerOne is a platform where security experts and researchers responsibly report potential security issues in software, often in return for a cash reward, a so-called bug bounty. However, Marcus Hutchins doesn’t want to receive the prize money and plans to donate the amount to charity.

Marcus Hutching wrote on twitter “I plan on holding a vote to decide which charities will get the majority of the money”. Here are the tweets from Marcus Hutching:

In the meantime, if you want to know how to get rid of WannaCry ransomware then visit this link. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.


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