British 22-year-old jumped around in excitement after finding way to stop global cyber attack

14 May

However he warned online followers that his fix was not a permanent solution, tweeting: “So long as the domain isn’t revoked, this particular strain will no longer cause harm, but patch your systems ASAP as they will try again.”

Darien Huss, 28, who works for US cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, called the British researcher a “hero.”

Mr Huss, who collaborated with the Brit behind MalWareBlog, told The Telegraph that a repeat or copycat attack should be expected “very soon” because of the simplicity of the attack and the ease of replicating it.

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