22-year old finds kill switch for WannaCry Ransomware

A 22-year-old MalwareTech blogger has found a killswitch to stop the worldwideattack with the WannaCry ransomware.

In the ransomware code, the researcher found a killswitch that stops allransomware functionality.

Once the ransomware on a machine is active, it tries to connect to a.com domain.

If the connection is successful, the ransomware stops working and no files are encrypted and no other machines in the network are attacked.