Cyber Network Wars

“I Don’t Want Fame”: The Depressing Weekend Of The Guy Who Killed That WannaCry Ransomware

A real Cyber Network War Hero as outlined in the Forbes article “The cause of his deprivation is on the one hand heroic: he’s the 22-year-old responsible for stopping the WannaCry ransomware epidemic from getting much worse than it could have been. By registering a domain set up by the hackers, he inadvertently found a killswitch that stopped most infected Microsoft Windows computers communicating with the criminals behind the outbreak.”

Over 95 countries have been infected by Ransomware that could have been prevented if organizations and individuals would have just downloaded their last update from Microsoft. You can find additional information under the Microsoft blog called “Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks”. Weblink:

Chinese organizations were some of the worst hit by the WannaCry ransomware. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

MALWAREINT (beta) has set up a beta site for monitoring and tracking the development of Wcrpt. The weblink is:

This site will provide you a dashboard for monitoring the development of this ransomware. I urge each and everyone to back up their data by a reputable source. The future of your organization depends on it. This is only the beginning of future hacking attacks on organizations attempting to conduct business. Many could impact lives and do injury to individuals. If you know of anyone involved in hacking please report this information to:


If your business has been victimized by a cyber attack, you should notify the appropriate authorities. This gives you a chance to recoup any losses and ensure that the attackers are brought to justice. Weblink below:

Henry J. Garcia, CEO

(This article was written by Henry Garcia, Chief Executive Officer of DPAccess ( a single source provider of technology services. For more information, he can be reached at email He has over 30 years of experience working in the technology industries with worldwide organizations such as Western Union, General Dynamics, Sprint, GE, AT&T, XO, and Comcast. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Advanced Networking* from University of Phoenix and graduated with honors.)