The small matter of the world’s biggest ever malware attack was taking down the NHS, and threatening oh so much more last Sunday, making headline rolling news.
It all seemed a bit, well bleak really.
But then a young Newquay-based surfer, who like all good heroes wished to keep his real identity hidden, and be known only as @MalwareTech, stepped da fuck in.
“I was out having lunch with a friend and got back about 3pm and saw an influx of news articles about the NHS and various UK organisations being hit,” he told The Guardian, preferred paper/website of the Right on Leftier Than Thou Social Sharer. “I had a bit of a look into it and then I found a sample of the malware behind it, and saw that it was connecting out to a specific domain, which was not registered. So I picked it up not knowing what it did at the time.”
In short, he basically saved the world, saved the NHS (like Corbyn would definitely do… but alas mightn’t get the chance, coz of The Sun) and saved loads of people loads of money.
But what did the media say? How did they report it?