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Accidental hero halts ransomware attack and warns this is not over

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The accidental hero who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack by registering a garbled domain name hidden in the malware has warned the attack could be rebootedThe ransomware used in Fridays attack wreaked havoc on organisations including FedEx and Telefnica as well as the UKs National Health Service (NHS) where operations were cancelled X-rays test results and patient records became unavailable and phones did not workBut the spread of the attack was brought to a sudden halt when one UK cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint found and inadvertently activated a kill switch in the malicious software

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