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has a zero-tolerance policy against illegal pornography.
The gratitude of the UK authorities was plain, with the National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of intelligence agency GCHQ, reposting the blog on its website.
“Sorting out the sinkholes took longer than expected due to a very large botnet we had sinkholed the previous week eating up all the bandwidth, but soon enough I was able to set up a live tracking map and push it out via Twitter.” He said he had then asked an “employee” to find out if the malware was set up to regularly change the domain name it used.“After about five minutes the employee came back with the news that the registration of the domain had triggered the ransomware meaning we’d encrypted everyone’s files (don’t worry, this was later proven to not be the case), but it still caused quite a bit of panic,” Malware Tech wrote.All of the videos displayed on our site are hosted by websites that are not under our control.The linked porn videos are automatically gathered and added into our system by script.He had discovered a website domain name hidden in the ransomware’s code and was able to register it.
Wanna Cry was designed to contact the website after infecting a computer and, if it received a reply, to shut down.It was continuing to cause problems, with concerns some files have been lost, and the hackers are likely to have slightly altered the program to enable it to continue infecting more computers.The UK-based analyst, known as Malware Tech on social media and aged just 22, has now written a blog about the “crazy events” that began after the malicious program struck on Friday.However by this time other analysts had begun to suggest that the opposite was true and that registering the domain name was stopping further attacks.“Having heard to conflicting answers, I anxiously loaded back up my analysis environment and ran the sample….nothing.“Thus we initially unintentionally prevented the spread and and further ransoming of computers infected with this malware.