Briton who helped stop 2017 WannaCry virus spared jail over malware charges

Marcus Hutchins pleaded guilty to two hacking charges but judge says virus he helped stop was far more damaging than the malware he wrote The British computer expert who helped shut down the WannaCry cyberattack on the NHS said he is incredibly thankful after being spared jail in the US for creating malware. Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero in May 2017 when he found a kill switch that slowed the effects of the Original Article : HERE ;

Why Microsofts BlueKeep Bug Hasnt Wreaked HavocYet

When news appeared in May of the security vulnerability in Windows that would come to be known as BlueKeep, security researchers almost immediately cautioned that the flaw looked like the central ingredient for a destructive worm sure to rampage through the internet. Microsoft issued a series of stark warnings to patch the flaw, which persisted in roughly a million computers. Even the NSA took the rare step of noting the bug's severity. But two months later, the dreaded BlueKeep doomsday …