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Expert who beat cyberattack says he's no hero

19 May 2017, 10:31 | Austin Hogan

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Since Friday, malware has infected an estimated 300,000 computers in 150 countries.

Despite his claims he's "definitely not a hero", Just Eat has given Marcus - who works for LA-based Kryptos Logic and blogs as MalwareTech - a year's supply of free pizza from any of its participating restaurants.

Hutchins credited hundreds of other computer experts who also worked all last weekend to halt the spread of the online virus, which affected computers and networks across 150 countries, according to the Daily News.

"My job is to look for ways we can track and potentially stop botnets (and other kinds of malware), so I'm always on the lookout to pick up unregistered malware control server (C2) domains", Hutchins noted on his blog.

Kryptos Logic's chief executive Salim Neino said Mr Hutchins took over the "kill switch" on Friday afternoon European time, before it could fully affect the United States.

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Mr Hutchins himself is part of a global community that constantly watches for attacks and works to thwart them, often sharing information on Twitter.

It's not uncommon for members to use aliases, to protect from retaliatory attacks and ensure privacy, and Hutchins has long tweeted under the handle MalwareTech, which features a profile photo of a pouty-faced cat wearing enormous sunglasses.

His newfound fame soon bought an end to that anonymity.

His mother Janet, a nurse, couldn't be prouder - and was happy to have the veil of anonymity lifted.

Speaking to The Daily Mail in an interview published on Monday (May 15), 22-year-old Marcus Hutchins said that in 2010 he was suspended by teachers after being accused of hacking his school's system.

"I've still been working across from my company Kryptos Logic, we've been trying to provide the sort of, the IP addresses to NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, so that victims can be notified", he said. When her son made the breakthrough, she said, she wanted to tell the world about it.

"On Monday morning at the start of the new working week it's likely that successful attacks from Friday that haven't yet become apparent will become apparent", he said. The concept of celebrity was clearly foreign to him.



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