This garbage domain registration may have stopped massive malware attack

The registration of the “garbage” domain quite possibly saved lives, after a botnet attack spreading malware, targeted a variety of healthcare facilities, seeking ransom – Named WannaCry, the malware infects vulnerable Windows machines affecting hospitals and healcare facilities in the UK and Russia.

A security expert and operator of saw the opportunity to register it, and was thus able to stop the spreading and payload update capabilities of the WannaCry malware.

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