IRL Name: 
Marcus Hutchins

Marcus Hutchins is a British security researcher who has been credited with stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack's spread from a small bedroom in his parents' house. The Telegraph reports that he lives in a seaside resort on the north Devon coast. He is now working (as of this writing) with the government's National Cyber Security Centre to prevent a new strain of the malicious software from emerging on Monday - but says he has no plans to leave his current job at US-based 'private intel threat firm' Kryptos Logic.

Although his bosses have rewarded him with an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for his valiant efforts, Hutchins thinks he could face future revenge from the hackers he has exposed after his name was posted on the internet.


He prevented more than 100,000 computers across the globe from being infected by registering a website domain name that unexpectedly stopped the spread of the virus.